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

The Cathedral Group

The Cathedral Group Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
1. The Cathedral Group Marker
Inscription.  Viewed from this perspective, Teewinot Mountain, the Grand Teton, and Mount Owen comprise the Cathedral Group.

"These peaks have been called the Cathedral Group...more evident here than in many of the great cathedrals of men is the Gothic note. It is seen in the profiles of the countless firs and spruces congregated like worshippers on the lower slopes; it reappears higher in the converging lines of spire rising beyond spire; it attains supreme expression in the figures of the peaks themselves that, towering above all else, with pointed summits direct one's vision and thoughts yet higher."
Fritiof Fryxell(1938)
The Tetons - Interpretations of a Mountain Landscape

Fritiof Fryxell served as Grand Teton National Park's first ranger naturalist. As geologist, teacher, and mountaineer, he developed public education programs, trail maps, and safety rules for climbers. Fryxell's publications stand as classics of explanation and eloquence.

in 1929, Congress established Grand Teton national Park to protect the heart of the Teton Range. In 1950, the park was expanded through the addition of most of this valley called Jackson Hole.

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This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 43° 47.385′ N, 110° 42.834′ W. Marker is in Moran, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Jenny Lake Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moran WY 83013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Cathedral Group (a few steps from this marker); Teton Fault (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cascade Canyon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fault Scarp (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jenny Lake (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Park’s First Visitor Area (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Crandall Studio (approx. 2.7 miles away); Capturing Dudes (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moran.
The Cathedral Group image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
2. The Cathedral Group
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Feb. 24, 2024