• Jackson Drug

1914

Our great-grandfather, Bruce Porter, graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Creighton University on February 23rd, 1914. Bruce spent his summers during college working in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the Jackson Mercantile, which at the time was located on the Town Square, in the Clubhouse building. The building still stands on the East side of the Town Square and is the oldest building on the town square. It is currently home to Hines Jewelers, Wilcox Gallery, and the Resort Store.

Jackson Mercantile building in 1914

1914

Jackson Mercantile building in 1914

Our great-grandfather, Bruce Porter, graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Creighton University on February 23rd, 1914. Bruce spent his summers during college working in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the Jackson Mercantile, which at the time was located on the Town Square, in the Clubhouse building. The building still stands on the East side of the Town Square and is the oldest building on the town square. It is currently home to Hines Jewelers, Wilcox Gallery, and the Resort Store.

1917

Bruce was called to serve in World War I,
where he served in France

1917

Bruce was called to serve in World War I,
where he served in France

1919

In 1919, Jackson Mercantile was purchased and changed its' name to Jackson Drug Co.

Bruce returned home from his tour he purchased the Jackson Mercantile and changed the name to the Jackson Drug Co

1919

In 1919, Jackson Mercantile was purchased and changed its' name to Jackson Drug Co.

Bruce returned home from his tour he purchased the Jackson Mercantile and changed the name to the Jackson Drug Co

1928

Bruce Porter started the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch on what is now known as Dog Creek Ranch, in the Snake River Canyon. Bruce Porter bought his first herd of Hereford cattle with the help of his father-in-law Seaver Callahan.

1937

Bruce Porter moved the Jackson Drug Co. to the north side of the Town Square

Jackson Drug moved to the North Side of the Town Square

1937

Jackson Drug moved to the North Side of the Town Square

Bruce Porter moved the Jackson Drug Co. to the north side of the Town Square

1938

Wort and Leeks Homesteads

Bruce Porter purchased the Wort and Leeks Homesteads and moved the ranch from Dog Creek to its current location on South Park Loop Road.

1938

Wort and Leeks Homesteads

Bruce Porter purchased the Wort and Leeks Homesteads and moved the ranch from Dog Creek to its current location on South Park Loop Road.

JUNE 12, 1952

Bruce Porter’s youngest daughter, Jeannine Porter, marries Ralph Gill.

1961

At the request of his father-in-law Bruce Porter, our grandfather, Ralph Gill, took over the management of the Porter Estate which included – the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch, the Jackson Drug, the Teton Theater, Astoria Hot Springs, and several other commercial spaces. Ralph was an accountant by trade and as it turns out, he was also a rancher at heart.

Porter Estate - Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch, Jackson Drug, Teton Theater, Astoria Hot Springs

1961

Porter Estate - Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch, Jackson Drug, Teton Theater, Astoria Hot Springs

At the request of his father-in-law Bruce Porter, our grandfather, Ralph Gill, took over the management of the Porter Estate which included – the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch, the Jackson Drug, the Teton Theater, Astoria Hot Springs, and several other commercial spaces. Ralph was an accountant by trade and as it turns out, he was also a rancher at heart.

1969

Robert Gill

Ralph’s grandson Robert, our father, joined his dad on the summer hay crew at the ripe old age of 11. He worked alongside his father for the majority of his life.

1969

Robert Gill

Ralph’s grandson Robert, our father, joined his dad on the summer hay crew at the ripe old age of 11. He worked alongside his father for the majority of his life.

1970

Our grandparents, Ralph and Jeannine Gill and their business partner Virginia Huidekoper started a newspaper called the Jackson Hole News.

1976-80

Ralph Gill serves as mayor of Jackson.

Ralph Gill as the mayor of Jackson

1976-80

Ralph Gill as the mayor of Jackson

Ralph Gill serves as mayor of Jackson.

1994

Ralph Gill on the ranch

Ralph Gill handed the reins over to his son Robert (our dad), who has continued the family tradition of ranching with the help of his wife, his five children,  ikki, Patrick, Jessica, Scooter, and J.J., and three of the best cowboys around – Steve, Alex, and Bart.

1994

Ralph Gill on the ranch

Ralph Gill handed the reins over to his son Robert (our dad), who has continued the family tradition of ranching with the help of his wife, his five children,  ikki, Patrick, Jessica, Scooter, and J.J., and three of the best cowboys around – Steve, Alex, and Bart.

2010

Our father repurchased the Jackson Drug Store building

Robert Gill purchased the Jackson Hole Drug building

2010

Robert Gill purchased the Jackson Hole Drug building

Our father repurchased the Jackson Drug Store building

2018

Jackson Drug building

We reopened the Jackson Drug!

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