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Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out by an equally remarkable cast of characters. This is that story, told with a verve and excitement which brings the past alive.

In these pages, the reader will witness the dramatic creation of the Tetons; the arrival of the first humans, bands of fur-clad Early Hunters who ventured into the valley some 10,000 years ago; the coming and going of the later Indian tribes; and the nearly incredible journey of John Colter, who back in 1807 is said to have been the first white man to have found his way through the wilderness and into Jackson Hole.

Here, too, the reader will meet the boisterous mountain men, trappers such as Jim Bridger and the former slave, Jim Beckwourth, who roamed the Rockies when St. Louis was still a frontier village; a little Mormon boy who ran away from home and lived with the Indians before becoming a Pony Express rider; a most unusual Englishman who describes a terrible tragedy that befell his Indian wife and half-breed children; a glory-seeking lieutenant who led six cavalrymen on a foolhardy expedition that almost cost them their lives; and a nineteenth-century president of the United States who took a pack trip through Jackson Hole, allegedly leaving a trail of empty bottles behind.

And there is more, much more--the story of the pioneers, those hardy few who dared to settle in this high and inhospitable land; the story of outlaws, a shoot-out, vigilance committees and an Indian "massacre" that embarrassed the New York Times; the story of the deliverance of the world's largest elk herd from the many perils that threatened it with extinction; and, finally, the story of the long and angry controversy over the preservation of the Tetons and Jackson Hole as a national park, a struggle called "one of the most remarkable conservation fights of the twentieth century."

All these and still other episodes in the long and colorful cavalcade of Jackson Hole are woven together to form a work of Western Americana rich in anecdotes and portraits of delightfully eccentric characters.

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These episodes in the long and colorful cavalcade of Jackson Hole are woven together to form a work of Western Americana rich in anecdotes and portraits of delightfully eccentric characters.

About the Author

The late Robert B. Betts graduated from Harvard, was a successful advertising executive in New York City, and regularly contributed to the Lewis and Clark journal We Proceeded On.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870811173
Author:
Betts, Robert B.
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Author:
Betts, Robert B.
Location:
Boulder, Colo. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Jackson hole (wyo.)
Subject:
Jackson Hole
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Jackson Hole (Wyo.) History.
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Mountains
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 176
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
249
Dimensions:
9.97 x 8.01 x 0.9 in

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