JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The historic Murie cabin has been relocated to a new home in Jackson.
Workers moved the cabin several blocks from the base of Snow King Mountain to property owned by Terry and Claudia Winchell, who plan to restore it.
The cabin dates back to 1925 and was home to famed conservationists Adolph and Louise Murie from 1939 to 1945.
“We wanted to save the house, more than anything,” Terry Winchell told the Jackson Hole News & Guide (https://bit.ly/1ZmqOao ). “I’ve seen so many houses torn down, too many boxes built.”
The Winchells say they knew the Murie family and believe the house has historic significance.
Snow King Resort gave the cabin to the couple for free in exchange for the Winchells paying about $55,000 for the cost to move it.
“All the small-town stuff that’s supposed to work worked,” Winchell said of the moving process.
The resort wanted the cabin moved in order to make way for a new landscaped recreation area to be located next to an 18-hole miniature golf course that is under construction. It’s supposed to open in June.
While the cabin is structurally sound, it needs work, Snow King Resort spokeswoman Keely Herron said.
“We needed to give the cabin to someone who was going to be able to restore it,” Herron said.
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