From Rancher to Conservationist

From Rancher to Conservationist (HM1NJF)

Location: Moose, WY 83012 Teton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 46.658', W 110° 33.46'

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Grand Teton National Park

J. Pierce Cunningham settled here in Jackson Hole in the 1880s despite the hardships of winter. He initially opposed the expansion of Grand Teton National Park but later became an advocate. He teamed up with neighbor Josiah "Si" Ferrin to write a petition signed by 97 valley ranchers who agreed to sell their land to form a "national recreation area." John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s Snake River Land Company bought Cunningham's land and other ranches. Rockefeller later donated over 33,000 acres to expand the national park. "The destiny of Jackson's Hole is as a playground, typical of the West, for the education and enjoyment of the Nation, as a whole."       J. Pierce Cunningham
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HM NumberHM1NJF
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 535595 N 4847270
Decimal Degrees43.77763333, -110.55766667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.658', W 110° 33.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 39.48" N, 110° 33' 27.6" 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 Cunningham Cabin Hist Site, Moose WY 83012, US
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