|"Grand Tetons" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
Jackson Hole was named after a fur trapper, David Jackson, who dearly loved the scenic valley. In 1810, it became a central hub for the trappers and fur trading companies. It wasn't until the 1890s that the first permanent settlers came to Jackson Hole.
Named for Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the Teton range, Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929. Grand Teton is 13,775 feet in height and rises over 7,000 feet above Jackson Hole.
|"Jackson Lake Lodge" National Park Photo|