In 1898, Wyoming State Auditor Billy Owen and friends climbed the Grand Teton and claimed they were first to do so. Counterclaims quickly surfaced, dating back to 1872. In 1929, Owen persuaded the Wyoming Legislature to name him the first and had a plaque made to make it official. But the controversy continues.
Raymond G. Jacquot
Ray Jacquot, a Wyoming native, is a professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wyoming, with a teaching and research career spanning 41 years. In retirement he is working at assembling the history of climbing in Wyoming and painting some western landscapes. He was an active technical climber for nearly 50 years, hence his interest in mountaineering history.