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The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988
Lander and Riverton Chamber of Commerce leaders talked about the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail during a planning session. From left, Lander chamber president Richard Fagnant, chamber manager Linda Van Fleet, Riverton chamber manager Dawn Joan Hawley and Riverton chamber president-elect Keith Kendall-Browne, pictured the day before a trail meeting in Jackson on Aug. 9, 1988. File photo

The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff

In August 1988, representatives from the five counties -- Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Park -- were making the rounds to local governments seeking financial commitments to establish the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail. The Lander City Council was in for $10,000, and Fremont County had pledged $13,867. Teton and Sublette counties made pledges in the $5,000 range.

Coming up in August was a trip to see the Jackson Town Council, with a $5,000 request on the table. Planners also were working to get a go-head from Grand Teton National Park for permission to loop some of the trail through park land.

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