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

The Park’s First Visitor Area

Grand Teton National Park

 
 
The Park’s First Visitor Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2015
1. The Park’s First Visitor Area Marker
Inscription.  
Jenny Lake was the first area developed for recreation in this national park. Enjoy the same splendid scenery and outdoor activities here that first drew visitors to this rugged landscape in the early 20th-century. Since the early 1900s, Jenny Lake has been a popular place for hiking, boating, swimming and photography.

Why Jenny?
1872 Hayden Expedition explorers named this lake to honor their guide Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh’s wife, a Shoshone Indian named Jenny.

Many of these historic buildings date back to the 1920s and 1930s. Notice how these rustic log structures harmonize with the landscape. In 1990, the National Register of Historic Places designated this area an historic district.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 43° 45.103′ N, 110° 43.35′ W. Marker is in Jenny Lake, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from Teton Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is
The Park’s First Visitor Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2015
2. The Park’s First Visitor Area Marker
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located in Grand Teton National Park, in front of Jenny Lake Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, 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. Capturing Dudes (a few steps from this marker); The Crandall Studio (a few steps from this marker); A Lake Named Jenny (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jenny Lake (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fault Scarp (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cascade Canyon (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cathedral Group (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Cathedral Group (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenny Lake.
 
More about this marker. The left side of the marker contains a Harrison R. Crandall photograph of early visitors to Jenny Lake. The right side contains a map of the area.
 
Jenny Lake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 27, 2015
3. Jenny Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jan. 31, 2023