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The Gros Ventre Slide

Ventre Slide Geological Area

 
 
The Gros Ventre Slide Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 17, 1994
1. The Gros Ventre Slide Marker
Inscription. Before you lie the remnants of one of the largest earth movements in the world.

On June 23, 1925, earth, rock and debris moved rapidly from an altitude of 9000 feet, across the valley bottom and up the slope of the red bluffs behind you. The action lasted only minutes but a river was dammed and the landscape changed.
 
Location. 43° 38.194′ N, 110° 32.065′ W. Marker is in Kelly, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Gros Ventre Road. Touch for map. The marker is near Lower Slide Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Kelly WY 83011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Once Vibrant Community (approx. 6.8 miles away); Shrinking Teton Glaciers (approx. 7.9 miles away); Making it Last (approx. 9 miles away); Staying Cool (approx. 9 miles away); Water Filter (approx. 9 miles away); Menorís Ferry (approx. 9 miles away); “Mean and Menor” (approx. 9 miles away); A National Park Takes Root (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of the Gros Ventre Slide Geographic Site. (Submitted on June 26, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)

 
The Gros Ventre Slide Area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 17, 1994
2. The Gros Ventre Slide Area
The Gros Ventre Slide Area image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 17, 1994
3. The Gros Ventre Slide Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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