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Stock# 61996
Description

Vintage Pictorial Map of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Rare separately-issued pictorial map of Jackson Hole, showing the town of Jackson, Wyoming in the foreground, the roads leading out to Jenny Lake and Jackson Lake, the Snake River, the Jackson Lake Lodge, and numerous other local points of interest.

The map tells the history of Jackson Hole (its discovery by John Colter, and eventual settlement by white men in 1883) and celebrates the romance of the Old West. A Native American's shield sports the following passage: "This Pathway was blazed for you by solitary men--trappers, hunters, explorers--men who could not be content in Village streets or settled ways--Study this country well and you will see Why!!"

The map poster was probably produced in relation to the Jackson Chair Lift, which was operational in 1956; it is alluded to in the lower section of the map: "Ride the 4000' chair lift - Panoramic View of Jackson Hole".

We have been unable to trace anything about the author, whose name seems to have been Hopkinson.

Rarity

This is the first example we have seen on the market and we can trace no others. Not in OCLC.

Condition Description
A few small marks in the lower part of the map, otherwise Very Good.