In the third installment last night, they began to describe the creation of Grand Teton National Park. Of the national parks, it holds a special meaning to me because of the ski area at Jackson Hole. I could never say that just one is a personal favorite, but, I just smile each time I see that mountain range.
Last night, the described how the Superintendent of Yellowstone took John D. Rockerfeller, the NY oil man, to view the Tetons and made his case for Rockerfeller to fund purchasing land in the valley. Rockerfeller committed millions for the purchase with the intent of putting the unspoiled valley land into the public trust, created a fictious cattle company to purchase land and, we were left hanging about the ending which has some local controversy. The series continues tonight and features the continuing saga of Grand Teton National Park.
Here's one skier who's really glad this place is preserved for "we the people". Check it out.