Near Moran in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Stephen Leek's Camera Conservation
The establishment of the National Elk Refuge marked an important change in attitudes about land use here.
Once opposed, homesteaders began to support the government purchase of land for conservation.
Erected by Department of the Interior National Park Service and Wyoming Historical Society.
Location. 43° 55.809′ N, 110° 38.367′ W. Marker is near Moran, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from Leeks Marina Road near John D. Rockefeller Jr. Parkway (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moran WY 83013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bold Trappers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Changing Landscape (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Art of Making Mountains John Colter (approx. 1.9 miles away); Grand Teton National Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); A New Era (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jackson Lake Lodge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Young, Restless, and Still Rising (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moran.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Leeks Marina in Grand Teton National Park.
Also see . . . National Elk Refuge: 1912 - 2012 - Grass Roots Conservation - Jackson Hole Historical Society. The efforts of S.N. Leek are widely credited with the actual establishment of the Elk Refuge in 1912. Leek set up a homestead in South Park in 1891 and married Etta Wilson. With few employment opportunities at that time, he became a hunting guide. One of his clients was George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak, who gave Leek a Kodak view camera during one of Eastmanís many hunting trips in the valley. (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Additional keywords. conservation
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.