Jackson Hole’s Old West Days, held annually over Memorial Day weekend, celebrates the town’s identity as “The Last of the Old West“. With the area’s exceptionally rich history, it’s no wonder Old West Days is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. Visitors from all over the country come to enjoy the hometown parade featuring horse-drawn vehicles, old-time music, rodeo events and the annual Mountain Man Rendezvous.
JHHSM was represented in the parade by the Turner family who provided their Yellowstone Park Transportation Company touring coach. driven by Robert Turner. Harold and Berniece Turner, owners of the Triangle X Ranch, originally purchased the wagon, built around the early 1900s, from John Wort, who, with his brother Jess, built the historic Wort Hotel.
Coach passengers included AJ and Heather Best with sons Harley and Zander, and Mary Kay Turner with her grandchildren Jenna, JB and Maria — they waved enthusiastically to the crowds that thronged the streets.
The Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum kicks-off the summer season with an information booth on the Town Square, a historic walking tour, and the summer re-opening of the Indians of the Greater Yellowstone museum on the corner of Deloney & Glenwood Streets.
For more information on Old West Days please visit www.jacksonholechamber.com/events.