[Likely Jackson Hole, Wyoming: (1956)].
Pictorial map, printed in colors. 22-1⁄2 x 17-1⁄2 inches. Folds. Light extraneous creases, small tape remnant along one edge on verso. Very Good Item #320596
Scarce separately-issued pictorial map of Jackson Hole, Wyoming located in the Snake River Valley and encompassing Grand Teton National Park.
The map depicts an aerial, perspective view from the Town of Jackson looking north to Jackson Lake. Vignette illustrations show travel and sporting amenities as well as places to visit or explore such as an elk refuge, Indian Village, museum, trading post, camp and trailer sites, Moran Lookout, Mormon Row, Jenny Lake, ranches, the Jackson Lake Lodge, and the Grand Teton mountain range with Grand Teton Mountain towering above all. At least six ranches are identified, most by simply showing their brand marks, without naming them.
“Quaint Western shops” and a “healthful climate” for rest and relaxation are promoted or one could “live it up as they did in the days of the Old West.” A small inset text panel, cleverly displayed as though written on a stretched buffalo hide recounts the coming of explorer John Colter, “one of Lewis and Clark’s able men,” and the settling the country by whites in 1883.
The text subtly touts hunting and fishing: “Indeed it seems a land choice above all other lands for it abounds with deer, elk, moose, bear mountain sheep and numerous other wild game. The crystal clear lakes and sparkling streams are teeming with wild fowl, countless fish, and tempting trout. In fact Jackson Hole is the last and best of the Old West.”
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".
The artist, Harold Hopkinson (1918-2000) was a noted graphic artist based in Fort Bridger.
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