Teton Range


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Teton Range,

part of the Rocky Mts., NW Wyo. and SE Idaho, just S of Yellowstone National Park. The highest peaks are within Grand Teton National Park, with Grand Teton (13,747 ft/4,190 m) the highest peak in the range. Teton Pass (8,431 ft/2,570 m) and Phillips Pass (10,700 ft/3,261 m) are just south of the park. The Teton Range includes part of Targhee National Forest, and it is also a source for the Teton River. The first recorded person to see (c.1807) the range is American fur trapper John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Fur trappers, traders, and mountain menmountain men,
fur trappers and traders in the Rocky Mts. during the 1820s and 30s. Their activities opened that region of the United States to general knowledge. Since the days of French domination there had been expeditions to the upper Missouri River, and in the early 19th
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 followed suit to frequent the range in the first half of the 19th cent.

Teton Range

a mountain range in the N central US, mainly in NW Wyoming. Highest peak: Grand Teton, 4196 m (13 766 ft.)
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