Pierre's Hole Rendezvous and Battle

Pierre's Hole Rendezvous and Battle (HM21RF)

Location: Driggs, ID 83422 Teton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 42.432', W 111° 6.636'

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Over 325 non-natives were in attendance. American Fur Company with 90 trappers; Rocky Mountain Fur Company with 100 men; several smaller fur companies and numerous free trappers joined 120 lodges of Nez Perce and 80 lodges of Flatheads. Trappers Jim Bridger, Nathaniel Wyeth, Joe Meek, Alexander and Preset Sinclair, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Robert Campbell, and three Sublette brothers were present.
On July 17 a battle ensued between trappers and Gros Ventres. Indians took refuge behind a barricade southwest of here, then escaped at night leaving 26 dead. The trappers and allies lost 13 men.
HM NumberHM21RF
Placed ByUpper Snake River Valley Historical Society and Teton Valley Residents
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 491089 N 4839358
Decimal Degrees43.70720000, -111.11060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 42.432', W 111° 6.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 42' 25.92" N, 111° 6' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)307, 208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108-118 ID-33 Scenic, Driggs ID 83422, US
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