Cunningham Cabin in Grand Teton National Park

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Cunningham Cabin

Cunningham Cabin is a look into history in Grand Teton National Park, and a must-see on any trip to the area. This old homestead holds a fascinating story of the Old West, with horse rustlers as the center attraction. Bring the family so everyone can get a taste of the olden days.

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Built in the late 1800s, Cunningham Cabin still stands as part of a large homestead within Grand Teton National Park. It's a site that assists the visitor in discovering some incredible history of the Old West and the days of cowboy ranch life.

John Pierce Cunningham built this small ranch while living as a trapper in Jackson Hole. He permitted two men, riding in from unknown territory, to stay in the cabin and sent one of his partners to stay there with them. Suddenly, it was discovered that these two men were very likely horse thieves and were hiding out here. A posse came and confronted them resulting in a shootout and two dead outlaws. Later, the cabin was used as a fort during the 1895 Indian Scare. The controversy about this gunfight lingers today, and you can read about it when you visit Cunningham Cabin, there in the scenic lands of Grand Teton National Park.