#225 - John Colter
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 47.552 W 111° 06.653
12T E 491079 N 4848836
Quick Description: History sign on Idaho Hwy. 33 near Driggs, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2012 9:33:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMEDP9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 3

Long Description:
This history sign is located on Idaho Hwy. 33 between Driggs and Tetonia and discusses John Colter.
Marker Name: John Colter

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Discovered this valley in 1808 while exploring the Yellowstone and Upper Snake Country in search of Beaver. Setting out all by himself with his gun and a 30 pound pack, he tried to get the Indians to join in his trapping business. On his way here from a Yellowstone post 240 miles to the northeast, he came upon Colter’s Hell -- some hot springs near Cody, Wyoming. On his way back, he explored Yellowstone Park. In the spring of 1810, after several perilous escapes from the Blackfeet, he returned to Missouri, lucky to get back alive.

County: Teton

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 225

Web link(s) for additional information:

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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