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Grand Teton National Park

(Encyclopedia) Grand Teton National Park tētŏn´, tē´tŏn [key], 309,993 acres (125,503 hectares), NW Wyo.; est. 1929. The park, which includes Jackson Lake and part of Jackson Hole,…

Teton Range

(Encyclopedia) Teton Range, part of the Rocky Mts., NW Wyo. and SE Idaho, just S of Yellowstone National Park. The highest peaks are within Grand Teton National Park, with Grand Teton (…

Jackson Hole

(Encyclopedia) Jackson Hole, fertile Rocky Mt. valley, c.50 mi (80 km) long and 6 to 8 mi (9.6–12.8 km) wide, NW Wyo., partly in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Lake, 39 sq mi (101…

Snake

(Encyclopedia) Snake, river, 1,038 mi (1,670 km) long, NW United States, the chief tributary of the Columbia; once called the Lewis River. The Snake rises in NW Wyoming, in Yellowstone…

Rockefeller, John Davison

(Encyclopedia) Rockefeller, John Davison, 1839–1937, American industrialist and philanthropist, b. Richford, N.Y. He moved (1853) with his family to a farm near Cleveland and at age 16…

Laurance Spelman Rockefeller Biography

Laurance Spelman Rockefellerbusiness executive, conservationistBorn: 5/26/1910Birthplace: New York City The third of five sons of John D Rockefeller, Jr., he seems to have inherited his…

Wyoming

Wyoming State Facts Entered Union: July 10, 1890 (44th State)Organized as territory: May 19, 1869Present constitution adopted: 1890 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Wyo./WYNicknames:…