The Teton Range - Teton National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 45.256 W 110° 37.429
12T E 530284 N 4844649
Quick Description: History sign about the Teton Range, located at the Snake River Overlook.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 11:20:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZ5T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Shoshone called the Teton Range “Teewinot,” meaning many pinnacles. Other Native Americans called the snow-capped peaks the “Hoary Fathers.”
Naming the Range
In the 1800s, explorers referred to the Tetons as the “Pilot Knobs,” guiding their expeditions. On a clear day, the Tetons are visible from 150 miles in every direction. French Canadian fur trappers, approaching from the west, named the tallest peaks “Les Trois Tetons” -- the three breasts. Today the Range itself and three separate peaks -- Grand Teton, Middle Teton, and South Teton -- bear this name.”
Marker Name: The Teton Range

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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