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

In The Early Days

 
 
In The Early Days Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
1. In The Early Days Marker
Inscription.  the Town Square was a scrubby area strewn with rocks and sage-brush. Often, one would see elk bunched up with the town cows grazing in the square.

In 1932, as part of a nation-wide movement to honor his 200th birthday, the square was named George Washington Memorial Park. The American Legion planted trees and grass. From 1953 to 1969, the Rotary Club built elk antler arches on each corner of the square.

Presently, in May of each year an antler auction is held in the square. Revenue from the auction is used for the winter feeding program at the National Elk Refuge. In exchange for collecting hundreds of shed antlers each spring, the Boy Scouts of American receives part of the proceeds to fund its local program.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 43° 28.799′ N, 110° 45.682′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Center Street. Marker is on the East side of the Town Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson WY 83001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elk Antler Arches (within shouting distance

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of this marker); Teton County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jackson State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Gathering (within shouting distance of this marker); John Colter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jackson Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Square as it appeared in 1936 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Center Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
2. Center Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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