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It was a wonderful coming together of family and old friends to celebrate Bob Shervin’s 88th birthday on June 19. The celebration took place at the Elks Lodge in downtown Jackson. About 50 people attended, including four generations of Shervins. Some old timers that Bob had not seen for a lo…

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Joy Hayashida Ludington is an enthusiastic 10-year-old. This week she welcomes us into her inner world by answering a lot of questions. I think that we oldsters could learn a lot from this smart, thoughtful and confident girl. She was recently awarded top honors in the Wyoming Letters About …

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A barn quilt will be installed on the west side of the barn at Wayne May Park at 4 p.m. Friday. The project was made possible by the Jackson Hole Quilt Guild with the help of many members of the community and was a year in the making.

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The first Spring Fling fundraiser was in 1958. Bob Stewart, Herb Jillson and Jack Francis came up with the idea because funding was needed for the hospital. It was also the last chance for locals to gather before the summer rush. Tickets were sold for $5. It wasn’t until 1962 that the St. Jo…

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In 1927 on May 18 the Kelly flood wiped out that little town. The following is an account of what happened as told by Anne Kent, who witnessed the event. Her son, Donald Kent, interviewed her for this story in 1966. A big thank you goes to Dawn Kent, granddaughter of Anne Kent, who gave me p…

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I t’s important to keep the memory of Jackson Hole old-timers alive. One lady who stands out in my memory is Vesta Ward Linn. She was born in Wilson in 1896, the first white child born on the west side of the Snake River in Jackson Hole.

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Those who graduated from Jackson Wilson High School or Jackson Hole High School love to talk about the good old days. It was a simpler time when they were growing up in this wonderful place. I asked several to tell us about prom night. Some didn’t care about going, some wanted to go but didn…

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March 7 is known as 307 day in Wyoming. That is the day we honor this great state and its people. This is a small-town state. Our largest city wouldn’t fill a football stadium. That is just one of many reasons why we love it here. In addition, everything is an adventure when you live in Wyom…

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There has always been some controversy about how long you have to live in Teton County before you are considered a local. I asked several Jackson Hole natives their opinion on the subject. These natives are third-, fourth- and fifth- generation Jackson Hole.

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March 7 is known as 307 day in Wyoming. That is the day we honor this great state and its people. This is a small-town state. Our largest city wouldn’t fill a football stadium. That is just one of many reasons why we love it here. In addition, everything is an adventure when you live in Wyom…

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A couple of weeks ago, Zoom took me to an online cooking class taught by Joni Upsher and sponsored by the Senior Center of Jackson Hole. Potato, leek and white bean soup was demonstrated. I am totally inept in the kitchen. ... I have never used leeks in my cooking.

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My daughter Traci gave me a book for Christmas that’s well worth the read: “Wyoming: A History of the American West,” by Sam Lightner Jr., a well-known former Jackson resident. Sam agreed to a question-and-answer session.

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In 1900, Albert and Ellen Mangum homesteaded near what’s now Teton Village. Both are interred there, with two of their children, among the condos. The story below is told in Ellen’s words, which she dictated to a granddaughter in the 1950s.

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As Valentine’s Day draws near I am reminded of something a licensed professional counselor told me years ago about what makes for a successful relationship. She referred to it as “The Five T’s”: time, talk, tease, touch and trust. The couples I write about this week must have practiced this …

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I received a phone call just before Christmas from Rebecca “Betty” Simpson Fleet, who lives in Oregon. She was born in Jackson Hole, delivered by Dr. Huff in 1928. Her mother, Effie Wilson Imeson Simpson, was the first white child born in Jackson Hole.