John Colter

John Colter (HM21PY)

Location: Tetonia, ID 83452 Teton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 47.55', W 111° 6.648'

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Discovered this valley in 1808 while exploring the Yellowstone and Upper Snake country in search of beaver.
Setting out all by himself with it gun and a 30 pound pack he tried to get the Indians to join in his trapping business. On his way here from a Yellowstone post 240 miles to the northeast, he came upon Colter's Hell — some hot springs near Cody Wyoming. On his way back, he explored Yellowstone Park. In the spring of 1810 after several perilous escapes from the Blackfeet, he returned to Missouri, lucky to be alive.
HM NumberHM21PY
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
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Date Added Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 491085 N 4848832
Decimal Degrees43.79250000, -111.11080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 47.55', W 111° 6.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 47' 33" N, 111° 6' 38.88" W
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Area Code(s)208, 307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 485-509 ID-33 Scenic, Tetonia ID 83452, US
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