Cattle King of Wyoming

Cattle King of Wyoming (HM1NJA)

Location: Moran, WY 83013 Teton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 48.635', W 110° 31.634'

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Grand 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 lucrative contract to supply beef to Reclamation Service crews building the Jackson Lake Dam. By 1920, Ferrin had up to 2,000 cattle - an empire earning him the nickname "Cattle King of Wyoming."After struggling during an agricultural depression in the 1920s, Ferrin sold his ranch to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s Snake River Land Company. The Land Company later donated 35,000 acres of land to expand Grand Teton National Park in 1949.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 538024 N 4850943
Decimal Degrees43.81058333, -110.52723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 48.635', W 110° 31.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 48' 38.1" N, 110° 31' 38.04" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Elk Ranch Flats Turn, Moran WY 83013, US
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