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Grand Teton National Park

(Encyclopedia)Grand Teton National Park tētŏnˈ, tēˈtŏn [key], 309,993 acres (125,503 hectares), NW Wyo.; est. 1929. The park, which includes Jackson Lake and part of Jackson Hole, embraces the most scenic por...

Teton Range

(Encyclopedia)Teton Range, part of the Rocky Mts., NW Wyo. and SE Idaho, just S of Yellowstone National Park. The highest peaks are within Grand Teton National Park, with Grand Teton (13,747 ft/4,190 m) the highest...

Grand Canyon

(Encyclopedia)Grand Canyon, great gorge of the Colorado River, one of the natural wonders of the world; c.1 mi (1.6 km) deep, from 4 to 18 mi (6.4–29 km) wide, and 217 mi (349 km) long, NW Ariz. The canyon shows ...

Jackson Hole

(Encyclopedia)Jackson Hole, fertile Rocky Mt. valley, c.50 mi (80 km) long and 6 to 8 mi (9.6–12.8 km) wide, NW Wyo., partly in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Lake, 39 sq mi (101 sq km), a natural lake throug...

Yellowstone National Park

(Encyclopedia)Yellowstone National Park, 2,219,791 acres (899,015 hectares), the world's first national park (est. 1872), NW Wyo., extending into Montana and Idaho. It lies mainly on a broad plateau in the Rocky Mt...

Grand Haven

(Encyclopedia)Grand Haven, city (2020 pop. 11,011), seat of Ottawa co., SW Mich., at the mouth of the Grand River; inc. 1867. It is a port on Lake Michigan that ships...

Grand Prairie

(Encyclopedia)Grand Prairie, city (2020 pop. 196,100), Dallas and Tarrant counties, N Tex., halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth; inc. 1909. Located in a highly urba...

Grand Portage National Monument

(Encyclopedia)Grand Portage National Monument: see National Parks and Monuments (table)national parks and monuments (table). ...

Snake, river, United States

(Encyclopedia)Snake, river, 1,038 mi (1,670 km) long, NW United States, the chief tributary of the Columbia; once called the Lewis River. The Snake rises in NW Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park, flows through J...

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