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    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

History & Culture

Western Center for Historic Preservation
The WCHP is a preservation and education center based in Grand Teton National Park. Select this link for more information about the center.

A Place Called Jackson Hole
An on-line version of the 1999 Historic Resource Study of Grand Teton National Park by John Daugherty with contributions by
Stephanie Crockett, William H. Goetzmann, Reynold G. Jackson.

Menors Ferry Historic District
Features an old country store, the Chapel of Transfiguration, and a ferry that operates in the summer (dependent on water level).

The Colter Stone
Did John Colter pass through Jackson Hole? Check out these recent photos of the Colter Stone.

The Creation of Grand Teton National Park
A thumbnail history of the park that was written in honor of the park's fiftieth anniversary in 2000.

50th Anniversary Newsletter
The year 2000 was the park's 50th anniversary. Highlights include stories and photos from the park's first 50 years.

Campfire Tales of Jackson Hole
This book of stories was first published by the Grand Teton Association in 1960. It was recently reprinted and is also available on the NPS history website.

National Park Service History
This is site provides links to NPS history documents, websites, and books.

Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
To learn more about the rich history of the Jackson Hole area, including the park, visit this site. The site includes a synopsis of local history, photo gallery and links to events and programs.


Recommended Reading

Peaks, Politics, and Passion: Grand Teton National Park Comes of Age is a fitting sequel to Robert Righter's Crucible for Conservation: The Struggle for Grand Teton National Park.

Peaks, Politics and Passion continues the park story from its expansion in 1950 by the addition of the Jackson Hole National Monument, and discusses what are often controversial topics then and now. Topics such as grazing and elk hunting within the park, cultural resource management, the failure to establish any designated wilderness in the park, wildlife management, interpretation and education history, the growth of the Jackson Hole airport and other management issues that the park still struggles with .

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