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Historical Markers in Teton County, Wyoming

Clickable Map of Teton County, Wyoming and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Teton County, WY (83) Fremont County, WY (112) Lincoln County, WY (30) Park County, WY (196) Sublette County, WY (48) Bonneville County, ID (18) Fremont County, ID (20) Teton County, ID (8) Gallatin County, MT (130)  TetonCounty(83) Teton County (83)  FremontCounty(112) Fremont County (112)  LincolnCounty(30) Lincoln County (30)  ParkCounty(196) Park County (196)  SubletteCounty(48) Sublette County (48)  BonnevilleCountyIdaho(18) Bonneville County (18)  FremontCounty(20) Fremont County (20)  TetonCounty(8) Teton County (8)  GallatinCountyMontana(130) Gallatin County (130)
Jackson is the county seat for Teton County
Adjacent to Teton County, Wyoming
      Fremont County (112)  
      Lincoln County (30)  
      Park County (196)  
      Sublette County (48)  
      Bonneville County, Idaho (18)  
      Fremont County, Idaho (20)  
      Teton County, Idaho (8)  
      Gallatin County, Montana (130)  
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1 Wyoming, Teton County, Alta — Jenny Lake
Running water initially cut V-shaped canyons throughout the range. Mountain glaciers later filled these canyons. Rocks of all sizes, falling onto and plucked by these glaciers, enhanced their grinding power. The broad U-shape of Cascade Canyon . . . Map (db m123284) HM
2 Wyoming, Teton County, Hoback Junction — Granite Hot Springs Swimming PoolOperated Under Special Use Permit — Bridger-Teton National Forest —
Pool constructed in 1933 by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Average Yearly Snowfall 400" Elevation 6987 Water Temp. Summer 93, Winter 112Map (db m62281) HM
3 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — "John Hoback , Guide of Astorians"
"John Hoback, Jacob Reznor and Edward Robinson, trappers from Kentucky, in 1811 guided the Astorians land expeditions land expedition under Wilson Price Hunt across the northern part of present Wyoming to the Snake River. From this Junction of the . . . Map (db m47076) HM
4 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — Elk Antler Arches
Antler arches have been gates to the Jackson Town Square since 1960. The antlers are from elk that winter on the National Elk Refuge. About 7,500 elk spend each winter on the refuge. The bulls shed their antlers each spring. Antlers are picked up by . . . Map (db m47070) HM
5 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — Elk MigrationThe National Elk Refuge
In the high country, deep November snows cause elk to migrate to their winter range on the National Elk Refuge. In strings of 200 or more, thousands of elk arrive, some traveling more than 65 miles from southern Yellowstone National Park and . . . Map (db m88201) HM
6 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — Explore Teton CountryGrand Teton National Park
Discover the magnificent landscape and wild communities of Grand Teton National Park. Here the Teton Range rises abruptly from the high mountain valley known as Jackson Hole. From bare alpine rocks to lush meadows and floodplains, the national park . . . Map (db m88203) HM
7 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — Gathering
On June 15, 1897 John and Maggie Simpson donated land on which to build a Gathering place for residents of the valley.This structure became known as the Clubhouse and originally housed the gun club. The Clubhouse also became a community spot for . . . Map (db m47073) HM
8 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — In The Early Days
the Town Square was a scrubby area strewn with rocks and sage-brush. Often, one would see elk bunched up with the town cows grazing in the square.In 1932, as part of a nation-wide movement to honor his 200th birthday, the square was named George . . . Map (db m47068) HM
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9 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — 123 — Jackson Hole
In 1889, five Mormon families pioneered Jackson Hole making the trip of 28 miles in 14 days over Teton Pass. Their leader was Elijah N. Wilson, known among the people as "Uncle Nick" - famous Indian scout and Pony Express rider. They found 18 single . . . Map (db m90977) HM
10 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — Teton County Veterans Memorial
This beautiful memorial is dedicated in loving memory of the Teton County Veterans, Jackson's Hole, WyomingMap (db m47072) HM
11 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
You are standing within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest nearly intact natural area remaining in the contiguous United States. Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, seven national forests, and two national wildlife refuges . . . Map (db m88202) HM
12 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — The Jackson State Bank
was organized by Robert Miller in 1914 and was located on Crabtree Corner. Most of the initial capital of $10,000 was subscribed to by local citizens. Mr. Miller's nickname was "Old Twelve Percent" due to the high interest rate he charged.Next door . . . Map (db m47071) HM
13 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
The Teton Country Historic Preservation Board has presented this award in recognition of maintaining and preserving a building 50 years or older. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar was built in the early 1930’s.Map (db m88125) HM
14 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — The Square as it appeared in 1936
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 . . . Map (db m47074) HM
15 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — What’s in a Name?Grand Teton National Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Many natural features in this region went without names until the 1800s. The Shoshone called the mountain range “Teewinot,” meaning “many pinnacles.” French Canadian trappers referred to the Grand, Middle, and South Teton as . . . Map (db m88277) HM
16 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson — Wildland RomanceWyoming’s Wildlife
The pursuit of wild places and naturally occurring wild things brings people from all over the world to northwest Wyoming. Jackson Hole lies within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) which is one of the largest natural ecosystems remaining in . . . Map (db m89003) HM
17 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson Hole — John Colter
First white man in Wyoming. Passed this way in 1807 and discovered Yellowstone Park Dedicated by the Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming July 4, 1939Map (db m88103) HM
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18 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson Hole — The ClubhouseLife in a Frontier Town
On June 15, 1897 John and Maggie Simpson donated land on which to build a Gathering place for residents of the valley. =====================This structure became known as the Clubhouse and originally housed the gun club. The Clubhouse also became a . . . Map (db m88122) HM
19 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson Hole — The Jackson Town Square
Created in 1932 as George Washington Memorial Park has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior 2003Map (db m88104) HM
20 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson Hole — Trumpeter Swans
This marsh area is the nesting and year-round home of the rare trumpeter swan. In winter months as many as 60-90 trumpeter and tundra swans find a haven on the National Elk Refuge because warm springs provide some ice-free open waters.By the early . . . Map (db m46371) HM
21 Wyoming, Teton County, Jackson Hole — Winter Range on the National Elk Refuge
The Jackson Hole elk herd, numbering about 11,000 animals, is one of the outstanding natural resources of this country. Approximately 7,500 of the elk winter on the 24,300-acre National Elk Refuge, which is administered by the U.S. Fish and . . . Map (db m88154) HM
22 Wyoming, Teton County, Jenny Lake — Capturing DudesCrandall Studio
In the late 1920s, Harrison Crandall built this cabin to house his studio. Crandall documented the romantic and humorous side of “dudes” – a nickname given to early visitors. He sold hundreds of postcards and prints from this . . . Map (db m88290) HM
23 Wyoming, Teton County, Jenny Lake — Cascade CanyonGrand Teton National Park
Jagged peaks tower above Cascade Canyon reminding us that powerful Pleistocene glaciers carved this canyon and sculpted this range. From the shores of Jenny Lake, venture through forest communities, wetlands along Cascade Creek, high meadows filled . . . Map (db m88293) HM
24 Wyoming, Teton County, Jenny Lake — The Crandall Studio
This building was constructed in 1925 as a photo store and art gallery by photographer & painter Harrison Crandall. Crandall remained in business until 1958 when the building was acquired by the Grand Teton Lodge Company. Originally located near . . . Map (db m88086) HM
25 Wyoming, Teton County, Jenny Lake — The Park’s First Visitor AreaGrand Teton National Park
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 . . . Map (db m88085) HM
26 Wyoming, Teton County, Kelly — The Gros Ventre SlideVentre Slide Geological Area
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 . . . Map (db m104679) HM
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27 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — “Mean and Menor”Menor’s Ferry General Store
Store owner Bill Menor, prone to swearing and a surly attitude, ran this general store in the early 1900s. Menor and is brother, Holiday, painted this building with whitewash from Holiday’s lime-kiln. Referring to Bill, Holiday was known to say: . . . Map (db m88073) HM
28 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — A Lake Named Jenny
Jenny Leigh, a Shoshone Indian, assisted the 1872 Hayden Survey. The expedition named this lake in her honor. Jenny and her husband Richard were expert guides who knew Jackson Hole well from summers spent hunting, trapping, and gathering native . . . Map (db m123283) HM
29 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — A National Park Takes RootMaud Noble Cabin
On July 26, 1923, Maud Noble hosted a landmark meeting in this cabin. Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Horace Albright joined a small group of locals here. They launched a plan that planted the seed for the creation of Grand Teton National . . . Map (db m88072) HM
30 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — A Once Vibrant CommunityMormon Row Historic District — Grand Teton National Park —
Homesteaders, who settled here near the turn of the 19-century, clustered their farms to share labor and community. As you walk imagine 33 homesteads surrounding a church and school. Structures from six homesteads remain here. Settlement . . . Map (db m88280) HM
31 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — A Spiritual Heart in the Park
This rustic Episcopal chapel, constructed in 1925, held the first services on July 26 of that year. Prior to its construction, worshippers traveled 12 miles over rough roads to the town of Jackson. Today, that is just a short car ride away, but in . . . Map (db m97628) HM
32 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Capturing Nature in a BoxGrand Teton National Park
Ansel Adams stood here in 1942 and took this photograph of the vast unspoiled beauty of the Snake River and jagged Teton Range. The National Park Service hired Adams in 1941 to capture nature as exemplified by national parks. At the time local . . . Map (db m88258) HM
33 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Fire and Ice
Two of the most powerful forces in nature created these unique boulders. Millions of years ago, lava filled with gas bubbles erupted, cooled, and crystallized. Later Ice-Age glaciers carried rocks south from the Yellowstone plateau into today’s . . . Map (db m88198) HM
34 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Foundations of a CommunityGrand Teton National Park
Geology shapes the ecosystem. Jagged mountains harbor the alpine community and glacial outwash plains support the sagebrush community. Beginning two million years ago, ice-aged glaciers repeatedly covered this landscape carving valley lakes, . . . Map (db m88713) HM
35 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — From Rancher to ConservationistGrand Teton National Park
J. Pierce Cunningham settled here in Jackson Hole in the 1880s despite the hardships of winter. He initially opposed the expansion of Grand Teton National Park but later became an advocate. He teamed up with neighbor Josiah “Si” Ferrin . . . Map (db m88087) HM
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36 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Geologic DramaGrand Teton National Park
The Teton Range towers over Jackson Hole. Powerful geologic forces began stretching this area less than 10 million years ago cracking the Earth’s crust to form the 40-mile long Teton fault. Movement on this fault generates massive earthquakes up to . . . Map (db m88711) HM
37 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Making it LastMenor’s Ferry Smokehouse
Bill Menor cured game and livestock in this smokehouse to keep the meat from spoiling. Before smoking, he salted the meat to preserve it.Map (db m88079) HM
38 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Meandering SnakeGrand Teton National Park
The Snake River twists and turns as it flows over 1,000 miles from Yellowstone National Park through Grand Teton National Park and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean. From Jackson Hole the Snake turns west into Idaho and eventually joins the Columbia . . . Map (db m88237) HM
39 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Menor’s FerryGrand Teton National Park
Bill Menor recognized this single channel of the Snake River offered an ideal crossing point. This “reaction ferry” design dates back to ancient times, using the river current to propel the boat. The ferry you see here is a replica. < . . . Map (db m88075) HM
40 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Moose HabitatGrand Teton National Park
Moose thrive in wetlands abundant with willow, marsh grasses, and aquatic plants. Solitary by nature, some moose stay in this habitat year-round. Others migrate seasonally, traveling into mountain canyons to feed on summer vegetation and return to . . . Map (db m88297) HM
41 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Shrinking Teton GlaciersGrand Teton National Park
In the past 40 years the Teton, Teepee, and Middle Teton glaciers on the peaks in front of you have lost 25 percent of their total surface area. Glaciers show us that our climate changes. They serve as icy reservoirs, accumulating snow and ice . . . Map (db m88088) HM
42 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Staying CoolMenor’s Ferry Storehouse
Bill Menor safeguarded food here from animals and the elements. Under this storehouse Menor preserved root crops cooled by ice he cut during the winter.Map (db m88078) HM
43 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved, unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m46370) HM
44 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Tetons Inspiring CreativityGrand Teton National Park
Thomas Moran found the Tetons awe-inspiring even though he, unlike you, was facing the range’s western slope. Moran created a series of watercolor field sketches in 1879 and later used them with William H. Jackson’s photographs to compose large . . . Map (db m88261) HM
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45 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — The Maud Noble Cabin
      This cabin, erected on its present site in 1917 by Miss Maud Noble, has been preserved and renovated to commemorate a meeting held here on the evening of July 26, 1923, at which Mr. Struthers Burt, Dr. Horace Carncross, Mr. John L. Eynon, . . . Map (db m87555) HM
46 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Walk Back in Time
View Bill Menor’s original 1892 homestead along the Snake River. Follow the loop trail and learn about the early days of Jackson Hole. In 1969, the National Register of Historic Places designated this place an historic district. < Sidebar . . . Map (db m88071) HM
47 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Walk to the Murie RanchGrand Teton National Park
Enjoy a meandering footpath to the Murie Ranch, a National Historic Landmark. Pick up a trail guide to learn how the Muries changed American history. Walk one mile roundtrip and connect with the forest, meadow and sagebrush communities that . . . Map (db m88199) HM
48 Wyoming, Teton County, Moose — Water FilterMenor’s Ferry Well
Around 1895 Bill Menor dug a well here next to the Snake River to filter muddy water during spring runoff.Map (db m88076) HM
49 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — 11,000 Summers in the TetonsGrand Teton National Park
This slow-moving channel of the Snake River at Oxbow Bend sustains many different animals. Every year thousands of visitors come here to see them. Like you, Indian tribes such as Shoshone, Bannock, Blackfoot, Crow, Nez Perce and Gros Ventre have . . . Map (db m87601) HM
50 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — A Changing Landscape
Alterations to a natural lake Jackson Lake is the largest of the park’s many lakes formed by glaciers. The lake expanded when the Bureau of Reclamation built a dam in 1907, creating a reservoir on top of a natural lake. The water behind the dam . . . Map (db m89500) HM
51 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — A New EraJackson Lake Lodge
The Jackson Lake Lodge introduced a new standard for national park architecture in the 1950s. This building marked the transition in national parks from rustic to modern design. Famed architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood revolutionized park . . . Map (db m88215) HM
52 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Cattle King of WyomingGrand Teton National Park
Ranchers cultivated the fields surrounding you for cattle and horse grazing. The Elk Ranch, once located here, was the largest cattle ranch in Jackson Hole. In 1914 cattle rancher Josiah Davis Ferrin, nicknamed “Uncle Si,” secured a . . . Map (db m88094) HM
53 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Cattleman's Bridge
A long, narrow bridge made of wood planks once stretched across the Snake River at this point, and that bridge connected the present with the past. Before modern Grand Teton National Park was created in 1950, many local people had fought . . . Map (db m95935) HM
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54 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Dick Turpin
In Memory of Dick Turpin Soldier, Scout and Pioneer Settled here 1887 Erected by the Trustees Robert E. Miller F. Buchernroth C.R. Van Vleck Wm. L. Simpson Map (db m97630) HM
55 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Fault Scarp
Measuring the Rise of the Range A fault scarp provides visual evidence of displacement of adjoining blocks of the earth's crust along a fault. near the base of Rockchuck Peak, the scarp shows nearly 60 feet of movement, mostly in the . . . Map (db m46368) HM
56 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Grand Teton National Park
Welcome to Grand Teton National Park, an area of impressive scenery and abundant wildlife. The park consists of more than 300,000 acres, including the heart of the Teton Range and most of the valley called Jackson Hole. Grand Teton lies within the . . . Map (db m88212) HM
57 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Jackson Lake Lodge
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58 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — John Colter
This bay is named for John Colter discoverer of the Teton mountains and scenic wonders of the upper Yellowstone. Experienced as a hunter for the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, he explored this region in Winter of 1807-1808 in the . . . Map (db m90980) HM
59 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Leading the Way
Togwotee (pronounced "TOE-go-tee") Pass lies at the head of the Wind River, astride the Great Divide. This 9,658-foot pass was an ancient travel route for the Tukudika people, who lived among these high, rugged peaks and migrated on foot for . . . Map (db m96370) HM
60 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Mount MoranGrand Teton National Park
Mt. Moran reflects all the geologic forces shaping the Teton Range. Formed of a massive block of metamorphic gneiss; cut by dikes of igneous granite and diabase; capped by sedimentary sandstone; and flanked by glaciers, this formidable peak . . . Map (db m88207) HM
61 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — PotholesGrand Teton National Park
Curious depressions known as “Potholes,” dimple the glacial outwash plain here. Some 15,000 years ago, sediment carried by glacial meltwater buried huge blocks of ice that calved off retreating glaciers. As the ice melted, the ground . . . Map (db m88222) HM
62 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Stephen Leek's Camera Conservation
Stephen Leek pioneered the first conservation movement in Jackson Hole. Starting out as a fishing and hunting guide, he later became a passionate campaigner for the Jackson elk herd. Leek's glass plate photographs of starving and dead elk nationally . . . Map (db m90983) HM
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63 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Teton FaultGrand Teton National Park
Looking west toward Mount St. John, notice the steep slope or fault scarp near the base of the peak. This steep slope formed as several massive earthquakes broke the ground by more than 75 feet since the ice-aged glaciers last retreated 14,000 . . . Map (db m88228) HM
64 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — The Art of Making Mountains
A landscape built up by earthquakes The spectacular Teton Range began to rise around ten million years ago when movement on the Teton fault generated a series of massive earthquakes. The block of bedrock west of the fault rotated skyward to . . . Map (db m89499) HM
65 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — The Bold Trappers
In memory of The Bold Trappers who passed this way to win and hold the West Map (db m90981) HM
66 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — The Cathedral Group
Viewed from this perspective, Teewinot Mountain, the Grand Teton, and Mount Owen comprise the Cathedral Group."These peaks have been called the Cathedral Group...more evident here than in many of the great cathedrals of men is the Gothic note. It is . . . Map (db m46367) HM
67 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — The Cathedral GroupGrand Teton National Park
These peaks have been called the Cathedral Group . . . more evident here than in many of the great cathedrals of men is the gothic note. It is seen in the profiles of the countless firs and spruces congregated like worshippers on the . . . Map (db m88229) HM
68 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — The Great Divide
You are perched on one of the most geographically significant lines in North America -- the Great Divide, sometimes called the Continental Divide. This line of high terrain at the crest of the continent forms the boundary between two great . . . Map (db m96372) HM
69 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — The Teton Range
Young, Restless, and Still Rising In geologic time, these mountains are the energetic teenagers of the Rocky Mountain chain, active, growing, yet sculpted by erosion.The Rise of the Range Nine million years ago, the earth's crust broke into . . . Map (db m46278) HM
70 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Valley ViewGrand Teton National Park
From this vantage point, notice how the landscape spreads before you. Geology controls the park’s natural communities from valley wetlands to the mountain alpine. Ice-age glaciers periodically blanketed this landscape last retreating 14,000 years . . . Map (db m88287) HM
71 Wyoming, Teton County, Moran — Young, Restless, and Still RisingGrand Teton National Park
Imagine the Teton Range and the valley in front of you like two parts of a giant hinge. The Earth’s crust stretches and breaks into two blocks along the 40-mile-long Teton fault. Fractures generate large earthquakes along the fault. The western . . . Map (db m169600) HM
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72 Wyoming, Teton County, Wilson — Elijah Nicholas "Uncle Nick" WilsonApril 8, 1842 - December 26, 1915
In 1889, Uncle Nick joined his older brother Sylvester who brought the first Mormon settlers over Teton Pass into Jackson Hole. It took 14 days for the band to travel 90 miles from St. Anthony, Idaho to Wilson, Wyoming, the town which bears his . . . Map (db m62278) HM
73 Wyoming, Teton County, Wilson — Welcome to Teton PassHistory Trail
Two markers are found on the trail information panel at the summit of Teton Pass History Indian artifacts dating back over 9,000 years have been found in the Teton Pass and Trail Creek areas. These findings are proof of the . . . Map (db m90976) HM
74 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Biscuit Basin
This thermal basin is particularly volatile, unpredictable. On August 17, 1959, an earthquake recorded at 7.5 on the Richter scale had its epicenter just a few miles to the northwest. Four days later, Sapphire Pool began to erupt violently, . . . Map (db m45374) HM
75 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Buried Alive
Excelsior Geyser’s rugged crater was created by rare massive geyser eruptions. Surprisingly, it also preserves a record of past life. For thousands of years, microbes have grown in the runoff channels extending from nearby Grand Prismatic . . . Map (db m45336) HM
76 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Chance Encounter
Across the meadow, a fire burned in the campsite of nine tourists on the night of August 23, 1877. The Cowan party had unknowingly camped near hundreds of Nez Perce men, women, and children who were under violent pursuit by the United States Army. . . . Map (db m45254) HM
77 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Earthquake’s Offspring
Red Spouter As you stand here, imagine traveling back in time to August 17, 1959. You would find yourself on a grassy knoll. Red Spouter did not exist! Shortly before midnight, a major earthquake rocked Hebgen Lake, Montana, . . . Map (db m45373) HM
78 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Excelsior Geyser
In the 1880s Excelsior Geyser erupted in bursts 50 to 300 feet high. The thermal violence formed the jagged crater and apparently ruptured the geyser’s underground system, causing eruptions to cease after 1890. On September 14, 1985, Excelsior . . . Map (db m45329) HM
79 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Fountain Paint Pot
Making Mud This vat of bubbling mud contains the perfect mix of ingredients to create mudpots: heat, gases, rock, minerals, acid, and even living microorganisms! Heat-loving “thermophiles” consume some of the gases and . . . Map (db m45358) HM
80 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Fountain Paint Pot
Making Mud This vat of bubbling mud contains the perfect mix of ingredients to create mudpots: heat, gases, rock, minerals, acid, and even living microorganisms! Heat-loving “thermophiles” consume some of the gases and . . . Map (db m45362) HM
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81 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Grand Prismatic Spring: Prism of Light, Spectrum of Life
Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest and one of the most brilliant of Yellowstone’s many colorful hot springs. It massive expanse stretches approximately 200 feet (61m) across. The high temperature of its water—°160 (70°C)—ensures that . . . Map (db m45339) HM
82 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Life on the Edge
The billions of colorful microorganisms lining this hot spring’s runoff channels are called “extremophiles” because they live in conditions that were once thought to be too extreme to host life. Extremophiles that live in hot springs are . . . Map (db m45345) HM
83 Wyoming, Teton County, Yellowstone National Park — Nez Perce War
Journey through Yellowstone On August 23, 1887, more than 600 men, women, and children camped in the woods near here. Sustained by courage, social structure, and knowledge of the land, they were midway from their homeland in . . . Map (db m45256) HM
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