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Menor's Ferry Historic District

Grand Teton National Park

Targhee/Teton Area, Wyoming

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  • Welcome to Menor's Ferry Historic District.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • Lots of great information on the signs here.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • Menor's Ferry Historic District.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • Beautiful views of the Tetons from Menor's Homestead.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The ferry.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The ferry is very well preserved considering it is just sitting outside in this harsh environment.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The ferry is very well preserved considering it is just sitting outside in this harsh environment.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • Some fall colors holding out.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The cabin at Menor's Ferry.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The cabin at Menor's Ferry.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The water filtration well.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The cable system that brought the ferry across.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • An explanation of the ferry operation.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • The mighty Snake River and its unusually straight channel at this point.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • Menor's Ferry Historic District.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
  • Menor's Ferry Historic District.- Menor's Ferry Historic District
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Pros: 
Historic. Well preserved.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Targhee/Teton Area, WY
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Menor's Ferry Historic District sits just a few hundred yards past the southern entrance to Grand Teton National Park. The ferry and cable system was built to transport people and goods across the mighty Snake River by using a wooden boat attached to a windlass and cable system that straddled both shores.

The area was first homesteaded in 1892 by Bill Menor. A bridge was not built near the town of Moose until 1927, so the ferry was an important part of the local economy. Menor was known as a surly person who liked to use swear words and a harsh tone, and he picked this spot for his ferry because it was a straight channel rather than the more common meandering path the Snake River usually takes. Currently you can see the cabin, the ferry, his filtering well, and the cables and windlass system that brought the ferry across. Maude Noble later bought the area from Menor in 1918 and operated the ferry until the bridge was later built further south. This is a great place to walk around with the kids and hopefully shed some light on just how tough it was to live in this area before our modern technologies.

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