Homesteaders and Ranchers

Covered Wagon and Teton Range
Covered Wagon and the Grand Teton

Jackson Hole was one of the last places to be settled after the Homestead Act of 1862. Harsh weather, rocky soils and difficult access made this a challenging place to settle. Read a few of the homesteading and ranching stories and how their struggles lead to the establishment of Grand Teton National Park.

Last updated: November 8, 2016

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P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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