On February 26, 1929, Grand Teton National Park, in northwestern Wyoming, was created. Unlike nearby Yellowstone, Grand Teton took many years and much effort to become a national park.As early as 1897, it was suggested that adding extra parkland to the south of Yellowstone would offer extra protection for migrating elk herds. Grand Teton originally only protected the peaks and glaciers, however. Residents, including ranchers, believed a national park would limit their business or alter their rural lifestyle.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry alter Verb
large species of deer native to North America. Also called American elk and wapiti.
mass of ice that moves slowly over land.
Encyclopedic Entry: glacier herd Noun
group of animals.
way of living, including cultural, economic, and social habits.
to move from one place or activity to another.
national park Noun
geographic area protected by the national government of a country.
Old West Noun
time period that refers to the western part of North America in the 19th century.
the very top.
an area restricted for the protection and preservation of natural resources
person who owns or manages a livestock farm (ranch).
having to do with country life, or areas with few residents.