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

The Square as it appeared in 1936

 
 
The Square as it appeared in 1936 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
1. The Square as it appeared in 1936 Marker
Inscription. The log cabin to the far left once housed the Jackson Post Office. Next door stood the I.O.O.F. (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) building, which is still recognizable today.

In the distant background there is the distinctive curved roof line of the Rainbow Dance Hall as well as the classic western facade of the Jackson hole Courier, the town's first local newspaper.

A year after this photograph was taken, Jackson Drug Company was relocated from the Clubhouse to a building constructed west of the post office. It was the only stone building on the Town Square. Cutting blocks of ice from nearby ponds and gathering eggs and cream from local ranches, the drug store owners made their own ice cream. Locals considered this drugstore with its old time soda fountain the heart of town.
 
Location. 43° 28.8′ N, 110° 45.735′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on U.S. 89, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the Square. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson WY 83001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Clubhouse (here, next to this marker); The Jackson Town Square (a few steps from this marker); John Colter

Jackson Drug Company building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
2. Jackson Drug Company building
(a few steps from this marker); The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (a few steps from this marker); Teton County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gathering (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jackson State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Elk Antler Arches (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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