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D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
of sign - John D. Memorial Parkway US 287 south of the entrance to
Yellowstone National Park
taken May 2008
D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway
23,770 acre tract links Yellowstone National Park to the north and Grand
Teton National Park to the south. In 1972,
created the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway in recognition of Mr.
Rockefeller's work in establishing or
several national parks, including Grand Teton, Arcadia, Great Smokey
Mountains, the Virgin Islands.
Grand Teton National Park
set aside in 1929, Grand Teton National Park included much of the Teton
Range. Disturbed by development which
the view of the mountains, Mr. Rockefeller provided funds and formed a land
company to purchase property. He
more than 33,000 valley acres to the American people, and this contribution
served as a catalyst for the addition of most
Jackson Hole to the park in 1950.
on the sign
to the text there is a map of the Memorial Parkway area and a photo
of Mr. Rockefeller and his wife from 1931.
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