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Formation of Grand Teton National Park Focus of Talk at AMK Ranch

June 22, 2009 — The formation of Grand Teton National Park will be the topic of the second summer seminar at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center, located at the AMK Ranch.

Robert W. Righter, a research professor of history at Southern Methodist University in Texas, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the ranch, north of Leeks Marina in Grand Teton National Park. A barbecue will be held at 5:30 p.m., with a $5 per person fee. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the UW-NPS Research Center at (307) 543-2463.

Righter will discuss the intrigue and politics that were involved in making Grand Teton National Park into a national landmark.

The UW-NPS Research Center provides a base for university faculty members and governmental scientists throughout North America to conduct research in the diverse aquatic and terrestrial environments of Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area.

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009

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