Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
He was born in England, and his real name was Richard Leigh. He came west as a trapper, but the real fur trade was already over. So he married a Shoshoni woman and stayed hereabouts. A popular early outfitter and guide, he served the famous Hayden surveying party in 1872. Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park is named for him, and Jenny Lake for his wife. A picturesque character, he was widely known and liked.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 273.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 49.537′ N, 111° 54.373′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar City ID 83448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Fork Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Jenny Leigh Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Menan Buttes (approx. 3.1 miles away); Burton (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rexburg Public Square (approx. 5.7 miles away); Porter Park (approx. 5.8 miles away); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. 6 miles away); Hitching Post (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexburg.
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