#139 - Pierre’s Hole
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 41.055 W 111° 06.623
12T E 491103 N 4836810
Quick Description: History sign on Idaho Hwy. 33 near Victor, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2012 5:18:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMEDFY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 3

Long Description:
This history sign is located on Idaho Hwy. 33 between Victor and Driggs and discusses Pierre’s Hole.
Marker Name: Pierre’s Hole

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Teton Valley was known originally as Pierre’s Hole. Rich in beaver, it was a favorite stamping ground for British and American fur traders and trappers between 1819-1840. “Old Pierre” Tevanitagon, an Iroquois Indian fur trapper for the Hudson Bay Company, gave his name to this beaver-rich valley. Pierre’s Hole was the scene of the annual rendezvous of mountain men and suppliers - “The Great Rocky Mountain Fair” - in 1832. That wild party ended in a free-for-all battle with the Gros Ventre Indians, which the trappers and their Indian friends won. The valley was permanently settled in 1882.

County: Teton

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 139

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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