Guide to the Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Tradition: Triangle X, 2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fife Folklore Archives
Title
Guide to the Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Tradition: Triangle X
Dates
2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
25 interviews, (2.87 gigabytes)
Collection Number
UUS_Folk Coll 64
Summary
This collection houses the products from the 2017 Library of Congress/Utah State Univeristy/University of Wyoming Field School for Cultural Documentation at the historic Triangle X fieldwork in the Grand Teton National Park. The collection includes 26 interviews (audio, full transcripts, and images) with members of the Turner family (third, fourth, and fifth generations), Triangle X employees, and dude ranch guests. Also included are photographs from events and buildings at the ranch.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, unless noted in release, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1926 John S. “Dad” and Maytie Turner relocated from Utah to Wyoming and purchased the Triangle X Ranch, becoming the first generation of Turners on the ranch. Located in the eastern part of the Valley (near Moose), the ranch boasts sweeping views of the Grand Teton mountain range. The Turners welcomed their first guest on the Triangle X the next spring. In 1930, the Turners (along with many others in the Jackson Hole area) sold their property to the Snake River Land Company and leased back the ranch. In 1950, the ranch was incorporated into Grand Teton National Park when Laurence Rockefeller donated his Snake River holdings to the existing park.

Dad and Maytie Turner’s oldest son, John Charles Turner (second generation), took over the ranch when other family members moved to the Buffalo River to begin new dude ranching ventures. A skilled marksman, John introduced hunting camps to the Triangle X. He married the dynamic Louise Mapes and together they grew the Triangle X into a thriving dude ranch. Their three sons Harold Mapes Turner, John Freeland Turner, and Donald Mapes Turner (third generation) inherited the ranch. They grew up on the ranch, learning the impressive “Turner hospitality” from their parents, and with their wives, Berniece, Mary Kay and Anne, they expertly stewarded the ranch and the land.

Today, Robert Turner (Harold’s son) and Lucas Turner (Don’s son), the fourth generation, manage the ranch (with support from Harold and John F.). Along with their wives, Amanda and Lauren, and children (fifth generation), and during the summers some of their siblings, cousins, and nieces and nephews, Robert and Lucas continue the tradition of welcoming guests at the Triangle X for trail rides, pack trips, hunting trips, and float trips. As managers of the oldest and only operating dude ranch in the GTNP, the Turner family has hosted guests (some for over forty years!) at the Triangle X for more than ninety years.

In the summer of 2017, the Turners graciously welcomed eight Utah State University and three University of Wyoming students to document the historic Triangle X as part of a Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation. The Field School is a collaboration between Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. In 2015, USU partnered with the LOC to host a field school to collect the oral histories of Cache Valley Utah refugee community members [hyper link to collection].

This collection houses the products from the Triangle X fieldwork, including 28 interviews (audio, full transcripts, and photographs) with members of the Turner family (third, fourth, and fifth generations), Triangle X employees, and guests. Also included are photographs from events and buildings at the ranch.

The field school was generously funded and supported by: Utah State University English Department; Utah State University Folklore Program; Utah State University Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Achives; Utah State University Library; USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the University of Wyoming American Studies Program; University of Wyoming-National Park Service Small Grants Program; the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund; and the Utah State University Mountain West Center for Regional Studies.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

25 interiews with full transcripts, one video, and 588 images

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Guide to the Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Tradition: Triangle X must be obtained from theCurator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_Guide to the Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Tradition: Triangle X; Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_Folk Coll 64, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Turner FamilyReturn to Top

Description Dates
Amanda Turner
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
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2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
Harold M. Turner
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
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2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
Jaime I. Turner
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
John Harold Turner
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
John Francis "Tote" Turner
2017 August 9
2017 August 10
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
John Freeland Turner
2017 August 8
2017 August 9
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
Kathryn M. Turner
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
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2017 August 8
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
Lauren Turner
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
Lucas Turner
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
Mary Kay Turner
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
Matt Turner
2017 August 8
2017 August 7
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
Robert Turner
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8

Triangle X EmployeesReturn to Top

Description Dates
Ann Allen
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
2017 August 5
William Dunn
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
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2017 August 8
2017 August 8
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2017 August 8
2017 August 9
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
Pamela McMahon
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
Hallie Musso
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 7
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
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2017 August 6
2017 August 6
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2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
Wendy (Dusty) Norris
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
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2017 August 9
Lexa Marie Oakeson
2017 August 7
2017 August 8
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
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Thomas C. Ritter
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 8
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
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Triangle X GuestsReturn to Top

Description Dates
Lynette P. and Jim Blake
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 1
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
2017 August 4
Nada Coussmaker
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
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2017 August 8
Alice M. and Robert Durkin
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
Janet Osborn
2017 August 7
2017 August 8
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7

Field SchoolReturn to Top

Description Dates
Class
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 August 3
2017 August 3
2017 August 3
2017 August 7
2017 August 3
2017 August 3
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
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2017 August 2
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2017 August 5
2017 August 7
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 July 31
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
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2017 July 30
2017 July 30
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2017 July 31
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2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
Fieldtrips
BarBc Ranch
2017 July 31
2017 July 31
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2017 July 31
White Grass Ranch
Item 409:  [Click to access]
2017 August 9

Triangle X RanchReturn to Top

Description Dates
Ranch History
2017 August 8
Triangle X Tour
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
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2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 August 10
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 30
2017 July 31
2017 August 8
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2017 August 8
2017 August 9
2017 August 9
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
2017 August 1
Activities
Sunday Night Cookout
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
2017 August 6
Square Dance
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
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2017 August 7
2017 August 7
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2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
River Trip
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
2017 August 8
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2017 August 8
2017 August 8
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2017 August 10
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2017 August 10
Buildings/Architecture
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
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2017 August 1
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2017 August 1
2017 August 1
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2017 August 1
Horse Culture
Horses
2017 August 7
2017 August 7
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2017 July 30
2017 August 7
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2017 August 7
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Morning Roundup
2017 August 9
2017 August 8
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Morning Ride
2017 August 8
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dude ranches--Wyoming
  • National park concessions|zWyoming--Grand Teton National Park
  • Ranching--Wyoming
  • Trail riding--Wyoming
  • Family Names :
  • Turner family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
  • Triangle X Ranch (Wyo.)