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Jackson in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Jackson Hole

 
 
Jackson Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 12, 2015
1. Jackson Hole Marker
Inscription. In 1889, five Mormon families pioneered Jackson Hole making the trip of 28 miles in 14 days over Teton Pass. Their leader was Elijah N. Wilson, known among the people as "Uncle Nick" - famous Indian scout and Pony Express rider. They found 18 single men living in the valley. These families established homes and later built a fort for protection against the Indians. The first L.D.S. services were held on Easter Sunday 1890. Sylvester Wilson was the first presiding Elder.
 
Erected 1948 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 123.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 28.43′ N, 110° 47.278′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway (U.S. 191) and Teton Pass Highway (Wyoming Route 22), on the right when traveling east on West Broadway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1031 West Broadway, Jackson WY 83001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Square as it appeared in 1936 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Clubhouse
Jackson Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 12, 2015
2. Jackson Hole Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The Jackson Town Square (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Colter (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Jackson State Bank (approx. 1.4 miles away); Teton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gathering (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Jackson Hole History - Jackson Wyoming Chamber of Commerce. Wildlife has played an important role in the history of Jackson Hole . The abundant wildlife lured early explorers to the valley. The Native Americans came to hunt buffalo and other large game, and the first European and American visitors came to collect beaver pelts. (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
An Attractively Painted Utility Box near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 12, 2015
3. An Attractively Painted Utility Box near the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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