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Jackson Town Square

George Washington Memorial Park, commonly known as the Jackson “Town Square”, is the cultural, civic, and mercantile heart of the Town of Jackson. Dedicated as a park in 1934, the four main entrances at each of its corners are notably adorned with large arches made from elk antler sheds collected from the nearby National Elk Refuge. The first antler arch was built in 1953, and each arch is torn down and rebuilt periodically. The center of the park contains a stone memorial to famous mountain man explorer John Colter.

The park was named in order to memorialize George Washington for the 200th anniversary of his birth. The state of Wyoming, in cooperation with Congress, planned to honor the country’s first president by establishing a George Washington Memorial Park in as many communities as possible.

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