Remember where the movie Shane was filmed?

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Posted by Granite Head ( on 09:39:55 11/08/20

In Reply to: Autumn in the Tetons posted by Granite Head

As many times as we've driven the Gros Ventre Road through the eastern section of Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest, I only noticed this small group of cabins by the side of the road last June. Like the other intact, and partly intact, historic homesteads in Jackson Hole, its history is interesting. It was originally established in 1916, and acquired by Luther Taylor whose name is still the homestead's official designation, in 1923. By 1951 it was under new ownership but no longer occupied as ranch buildings. That's the year that Paramount Pictures rented the cabins, which were still substantially intact compared to today, to use as the set for the famous movie, Shane.
Because of its regional historic, and international cultural value, efforts are underway to list the "Luther Taylor/Shane Ranch" on the National Register of Historic Places. However, unlike the White Grass Dude Ranch elsewhere in Grand Teton National Park, I don t believe there is a project in the works to stabilize, salvage, or restore these sturdy, but slowly deteriorating, structures. Perhaps Historic Register status will make it easier to obtain funding to do so.

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