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Driggs in Teton County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

John Colter

Erected Sept. 1938

 
 
John Coulter Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 13, 2015
1. John Coulter Marker
Inscription.
Who accompanied Lewis & Clark through the Northwest in 1803-6, was the first white man to enter Teton Valley (Pierre’s Hole) in 1807 and discovered Teton Pass, Jackson Hole and the wonders of Yellowstone Park. Later called “Colter’s Hell.” He joined the Crow Indians and took part in the Battle of the Flats, between the Crows and the Blackfeet. The next year he returned to this valley. A stone face found in Teton Valley in 1931, is inscribed: “John Coulter, 1808.” Coulter settled on a Missouri Farm in 1810, where he died in November 1813, about 38 years of age.

Teton County Company
 
Erected 1938 by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 38.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 43.464′ N, 111° 6.66′ W. Marker is in Driggs, Idaho, in Teton County. Marker is on Scenic Idaho 33, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the former Teton County Courthouse on Main Street in Driggs. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 Scenic Idaho 33, Driggs ID 83422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking
John Coulter Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 13, 2015
2. John Coulter Marker
distance of this marker. Teton County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
John Coulter Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 13, 2015
3. John Coulter Marker
View from the street of the Colter marker in the foreground and the Veteran's Memorial in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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