Abstract

This thesis contains the history of Teton Valley from 1888 to the present. It gives the main events in the founding and building of a locality under the direction and influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The first chapter is written by way of an introduction. The second chapter gives the discovery of the valley by the first white men and subsequent forays by others in later years.

The prominence of the Teton Peaks, 13,747 feet high, distinguished the locality as a land mark to Indian, trapper, trader, and early settler alike. The trappers of the several fur companies, were the first to stay any length of time. It was in the valley that the famous rendezvous took place. This location was used many times because of its central location, pasturage, and beauty which appealed to the Indians, trappers, and traders, who congregated here annually.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

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Date Submitted

1956

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm93

Keywords

Mormons, Colonization, Wyoming, Mormons in Wyoming

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