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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
11,000 Summers in the Tetons Marker
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
Wyoming (Teton County), Moran — Jackson Lake Lodge
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 . . . — Map (db m46367) HM

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
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
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 . . . — Map (db m46278) HM

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
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 m88224) HM

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