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South Park Cemetery
Teton County
Wyoming  USA

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Five miles southwest of Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming

Plaque in cemetery: This, the first cemetery in Jackson's Hole, was begun in 1891 during the diphtheria epidemic with the deaths of Sarah and Joseph Wilson. It is hereby dedicated in its centennial in honor of their parents: Sylvester Wilson 1840 - 1895 and Mary Wood Wilson 1844 - 1913.

Sylvester lead the first families to settle in Jackson's Hole over Teton Pass in November 1889, in the first assembled wagons to come into the valley. He was a faithful member of the Mormon Church and organized its first branch here in 1893. The first school was held in his home in 1892 and he was instrumental in getting the first county school district in the valley. He brought the first hand-operated saw mill and riding plow into Jackson's Hole. He was a musician and played the fiddle at community affairs. He was a leader of men. Mary was a midwife and administered to the sick. They had 12 children and strove for the best education for pioneer families. They were hardy, public-spirited pioneers, prominent ranchers and stalwart pillars of Jackson's Hole, contributing to its progress, its productivity and its culture.

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