Jackson Hole is a 50 mile long valley - or flat "hole" in the mountains - that runs North and South along the eastern side of the Teton Mountain Range. Jackson Hole got its famous name from the legacy of the fur trappers and explorers who discovered this valley nestled beneath the grandeur of the Tetons. One trapper in particular, a man named David E. Jackson, named this area as his favorite trapping ground. Soon after, in about 1829, this area was named for him.
Town of Jackson Size: Approximately 1,801 acres
Population: 8,647 As of the 2000 Census
Elevation: Town of Jackson - 6,237 ft
Highest Point (Teton County): Grand Teton - 13,770 ft
Lowest Point (Teton County): Where the Snake River leaves southern Teton County - 5,800 ft
Average Temperatures and Precipitation
State of Wyoming
Wyoming, with the motto "Equal Rights," is also known as the "Cowboy State." Wyoming was admitted as the 44th state to the union in 1890. Its 97,914 square miles make it the ninth largest state in the union, yet it is one of the least populated, with only about 493,782 residents - that's an average population density of only 5 people per square mile! The capitol city of Wyoming is Cheyenne.
How did Wyoming get its name?
The musical name "Wyoming" was used by J.M. Ashley of Ohio, who, as early as 1865, introduced a bill to Congress to provide a "temporary government for the territory of Wyoming." It was to be formed from portions of the Dakota, Utah and Idaho territories. The bill was referred to a committee where it lay idle until 1868. During debate on the bill in the U.S. Senate in 1868, other possible names were suggested, such as Cheyenne, Shoshoni, Arapaho, Sioux, Platte, Big Horn, Yellowstone, Sweetwater and Lincoln. "Wyoming" was already commonly used and remained the popular choice.
The name Wyoming was adopted from two Delaware Indian words, MECHEWEAMI-ING. To the Indians it meant "at the big plains," or "on the great plain," which are most certainly appropriate interpretations of the Wyoming landscape.
To learn more about the great state of Wyoming, visit the State of Wyoming Official Website and the Wyoming Travel & Tourism Website.
Honoring Our Veterans
The week of September 18, 2011, the Wounded Warrior project will be visiting Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole Resort Lodging is thrilled to supply the rooms and the resort is honored to have the vets partake in activities around Teton Village. This session, eight combat wounded soldiers and marines will be participating.
Sgt Robert Dickey - US Army; currently enlisted
I am from San Diego, CA and have been married for 11 years and have 5 kids (2 girls, 3 boys ranging from 7 to 18 years old). I have been in the military for 4 years, stationed at Ft. Carson before being deployed to Afghanistan's Argondob River Valley. Before that, I was a superintendent for a construction company. In Afghanistan, I stepped on a PMN Mine and am a below the knee amputee and also lost part of my left calf.
Sgt Kevin Pannell - US Army/medically retired Sandy, OR
Kevin Pannell was serving in Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division when he was severely injured on June13, 2004.Kevin's 12-man unit was on a routine foot patrol in a dangerous area of central Baghdad when he was ambushed in an alleyway. Pannell heard two "clinks" behind him. He said the sounds were from grenades, thrown by insurgents, landing at his feet. One of the grenades rolled against his right foot and exploded, knocking him down and ripping his legs apart. After tourniquets were applied by his fellow soldiers, he was transported in a Humvee to the 31st combat support hospital in Baghdad's Green zone. He was eventually transported to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he underwent 13 operations including the amputation of both of his legs; one below and one above the knee. Kevin has a wife, Danielle, and a son, Hunter.
MSgt Kevin Teppo - US Marine Corps/medically retired
Born in Belle Fourche South Dakota,
Lives north of Wellington, Colorado
United States Marine Corps-Master SGT (Ret)
Dec 1980 to Sept 1984, Oct 1985 to Nov 2003
Enjoys training horses and ranching, Competing in ranch sorting and cutting, Want to start fly fishing on a steady basis, And would like to hunt big game again. I wright cowboy poetry and am currently writing a book on my experience as a Marine scout Sniper
CPlBrent Grosman - US Army Ranger/currently enlisted
I grew up in the small town of Washougal, WA near Portland, OR. I have two brothers but I grew up with two more step brothers and a step sister. With so many boys at about the about the same age we had a lot of fun, and of course found plenty of trouble to get into! In high school I played trumpet, wrestled, played paintball and pushed the limits of the Camaro I bought as often as I could. My friends and I even had our own computer business as seniors. The most fun I had however was my role as Danny Zuko in Grease. Not bad for an amateur gear-head that had never been in choir or drama. That show ended up shaping my life in a very, very lasting way. I met the love of my life (and current fiancee) in the show! We have been together ever since. I could have never asked for a more supportive or elegant wife. Right after high school, I joined the military as I had always planned where I had a reasonably successful four years in Ranger Battalion, serving as a team leader for half of one deployment and continuing until being shot the next trip. I have been pushing my recovery as fast as I can since then. I guess that's enough self-glorification for one paragraph. Oh, and if you were curious, Desiree did play Sandy!
Platoon Sgt Ed Anima - US Army/medically retired
Place of birth: I was born in Manila Philippines, then immigrated to Chicago in the early 70's. I lived there for approximately 32 years, then moved to Tucson, Az, since February of 1998
Branch of service/Time of Service: Branch of service is the ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, 12 1/2 yrs of active Army and the rest Guard time, I was deployed 2nd time with the 82nd Airborne and got hurt, I am currently 100% disabled, suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury w/ cognitive disorder
Any other information you would like to share: "I swim like a rock!" If I Had an Olympic event it would be "A Drowning Victim!"