Historical Marker: William Henry Jackson
Between 1867-1869, renowned American photographer William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) operated his first studio at this location. His photographs of Western landscapes, along with paintings by Thomas Moran, helped convince the federal government to establish Yellowstone National Park, the first national park created in the country (he and Moran were part of an expedition of an 1870 U.S. Geological Survey to the West which explored Wyoming's portion of the park). His career took him to Mexico, Asia and the Pacific. He continued to photograph until the very end of his life in 1942.
Backstory and Context
"William Henry Jackson." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed December 5, 2016. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=35193.