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Menor's ferry looks much the same as it does today
In the Beginning....

Menor's ferry looks much the same as it does today

At the beginning of the 20th century, brothers Holliday and Bill Menor offered passage across the turbulent Snake River with their cable ferry boat service. A few dude ranches lay on the west bank of the river, and could only be accessed through Moose. The Menors made friends with all the dudes, including one widow named Evelyn Dornan, who fell in love with Jackson Hole. When she made up her mind to settle, Holliday told her that the adjacent 20-acre parcel was up for grabs, and she filed a homestead claim.

The Menor brothers sold out the ferry to Maud Noble, who ran it until the creation of the national park, at which time she sold her holdings. The government replaced the ferry with a steel truss bridge. Later, the bridge was moved downstream to its current position. The Park Service refurbished the old ferry and operates it when water levels permit.

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