Pierre's Hole

Pierre's Hole (HM21RE)

Location: Driggs, ID 83422 Teton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 41.046', W 111° 6.624'

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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 of 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.
HM NumberHM21RE
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
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Date Added Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 491101 N 4836793
Decimal Degrees43.68410000, -111.11040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 41.046', W 111° 6.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 41' 2.76" N, 111° 6' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)307, 208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 263-273 ID-33 Scenic, Driggs ID 83422, US
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