John Moulton 's Barn - Mormon Row, Utah
October 1, 2012
"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
This barn is one of a very few remaining buildings left at Morman Row near the town of Moose, Wyoming. I'm sure this is one of the most photographed barns in the United States, the setting is just amazing and the condition of the barn is strong, although deserted and not in use. While we were in the valley known as Jackson Hole, Wyoming we saw such wonderful places and beautiful country. As mentioned before, the haze that hung in the air from the nearby grass fires made it very difficult to get clear photographs of the Teton Mountains. It was disappointing, because they are so magnificent. However, I was very pleased that at least in this shot, they are clear against the blue sky on the day this shot was taken.
According to Wikipedia: Mormon Row is a line of homestead complexes along the Jackson-Moran Road near the southeast corner of Grand Teton National Park, in the valley called Jackson Hole. The rural historic landscape's period of significance includes the construction of the Andy Chambers, T.A. Moulton and John Moulton farms from 1908 to the 1950s. Six building clusters and a separate ruin illustrate Mormon settlement in the area and comprise such features as drainage systems, barns, fields and corrals. The area is also known as Antelope Flats, situated between the towns of Moose and Kelly. It is a popular destination for tourists and photographers on account of the historic buildings, the herds of bison, and the spectacular Teton Range rising in the background. The alluvial soil to the east of Blacktail Butte was more suitable than most locations in Jackson Hole for farming, somewhat hampered by a lack of readily available water. The Mormon homesteaders began to arrive in the 1890s from Idaho, creating a community called "Grovont," with a total of 27 homesteads. The Mormon settlers tended to create clustered communities, in contrast to the isolated homesteads more typical of Jackson Hole.
Please take a moment to view this in the larger sizes, it's one of my favorite shots from the trip. And thanks to everyone for your kind comments on this series. There's still more photos to go through and process. It could take months. :-)) But I'll be posting more in the coming weeks.
Check this view out - it's really cool too: http://lgood.smugmug.com/Travel/Vacations/18186464_wfxNtK#!i=2120891933&k=LZkhwzr
I'm back out on another trip to Birmingham, Alabama this week, then Orlando the following week. My ability to comment will be somewhat limited, but I'll do my best to keep up.
Have a wonderful day today my friends!
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