• 85 Years Ago the Grand Tetons Became a National Park

    Thursday, February 28th, 2013

    A corner in the Northwestern Wyoming sky is dominated by thirteen thousand foot peaks that we call the Grand Tetons. This landscape wasn’t built over night. Ten million years ago the range began uplifting along the Teton fault. During this time earthquakes rattled the area reaching a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale. Two million years ago glaciers began to carve the rugged terrain. A smorgasbord of jagged peaks with their snowy crevasses, glacial fed lakes, streams and wetlands are the perfect fixings for an expansively beautiful site to see. This area has a rich history dating back eleven thousand years beginning with the Paleo-Indians shorty after the Pleistocene Ice Age glaciers retreated. More recently, settlers caught wind of the Jackson Hole area twelve years after the Homestead Act of 1862 becoming the first year-round residents. The first vacationers arrived in the valley in 1908 keeping Jackson Hole a favorite destination for the cowboy experience.

    Happy Birthday Grand Teton National Park!


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