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Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Three Tetons

 
 
The Three Tetons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
1. The Three Tetons Marker
Inscription.
The Three Tetons
The giant peaks to the southeast were a famous early western landmark known to fur hunters and mountain men.

Perhaps as early as 1819, French-speaking trappers were calling them the Trois Tetons - - the three breasts. More prosaic English speaking mountain men named them the Pilot Knobs, but the romantic French name stuck. This is one of the finest views of the peaks from the west, the side from which they were seen by the men who named them.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 267.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 6.114′ N, 111° 27.181′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 33 and Plano Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 33. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar City ID 83448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Volcanic Calderas (approx. 5.7 miles away); Teton Mountain Range (approx. 8.5 miles away);
The Three Tetons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
2. The Three Tetons Marker
The Three Tetons can just be seen in the haze beneath the clouds
Big Falls Inn (approx. 8.6 miles away); Bear Gulch Ski Basin (approx. 9 miles away); Caldera Lookout (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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