Historic Resource Study
1. Census of the United States, 1900, Jackson
Precinct. I was unable to locate a map or an explicit description of the
Jackson precinct. It is unclear whether the upper Gros Ventre valley,
the Hoback River, or the area north of Moran were included in the
district. The census sheets are microfilm copies.
2. Mae Tuttle to Mrs. Cora Barber, September 5, 1951,
acc. 65, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum Files.
3. Owen Wister, The Virginian: A Horseman of the
Plains (New York: MacMillan Company, 1902).
4. McBride, "My Diary."
5. Frances Judge, "Vital Laughter," Atlantic
Monthly, July 1954, pp. 47-52.
6. Billington, Westward Expansion, p. 54.
7. Religious denomination was not a subject of
inquiry in the census sheets. I inferred this migration based on
knowledge of early Mormon families in Jackson Hole.
8. Billington, Westward Expansion, p. 614.
9. Ibid., pp. 614-617.
10. Struthers Burt, Diary, pp. 99-101;
Frances Judge, "Mountain River Men," pp. 52-58; and Fritiof Fryxell,
"Prospector of Jackson Hole," Campfire Tales, pp. 47-51.
11. This estimate of preempted acreage does not
include desert land entries, which could add several thousand acres of
12. Pierce Cunningham and Emile Wolff were listed as
farmers in the census, when more precisely they were cattle ranchers. It
is clear that Jackson Hole settlers thought of themselves as ranchers,
even though they practiced farming.
13. Jackson's Hole Courier, January 28,
14. McDermott worked for the Reclamation Service
during the construction of the Jackson Lake Dam. He served as the pilot
of the Titanic, a small steamboat used on the project.
Last Updated: 24-Jul-2004