Cathy and I also stopped by Menor’s Ferry on our bike ride through the Tetons.
At one time my dad was one of the volunteers that escorted tourists back and forth across the Snake River at this historic site.
This was the home of Bill Menor in 1892.
The sign quotes Bill Menor as saying, “My partner’s mean, but I’m Meanor.” Well, according to my dad, that partner was his own brother, Holiday. They couldn’t get along with each other and, at one time, painted a line down the middle of the cabin to designate which side they each had to stay on. When that didn’t work, one of them moved to the other side of the Snake River.
My dad said that years ago Ellen Dornan told him that she later saw both of the brothers in another part of the country, apparently still involved in their love/hate relationship, because they were still living together.
We also stopped by the old Maude Noble cabin, site of a historic meeting regarding the formation of Grand Teton National Park.
Our final stop in this region was at the 1925 Chapel of the Transfiguration. I told Cathy that many years ago my family cross-country skied into the church to attend the Christmas Eve candlelight service! One of the first things the minister said was, “Can anyone play the organ for us tonight?” Well, of course, I quickly volunteered, and it was a real pleasure and honor to be a part of that service, especially at such a historic location.
Click here to see more information about this beautiful chapel, and scroll down to see photos of the interior.