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A Fence & A Famous Barn

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I guess I can give you a glimpse of pre-dawn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. The air is cool and brisk. A light pink hue gently washes over the 13,000 foot peaks of the Teton range, warming the scene. Grass, still in shadow, prepares for a wash of golden sunlight...

 

Closer inspection (click the on black link) will reveal at least fourteen bison, two being calves.

  

When homesteader T. Alma Moulton began construction of a barn at Grovont in 1913, it is said he barely had money for nails. But nails or not, Alma knew he wouldn't make it through the unforgiving winters without a barn.

 

Alma and his sons added onto their barn as they could through the years, finally completing it 26 years later, in 1939. Today, the Moulton barn, burnished by sun and ice-blasting storms, and with the ramparts of the Teton Mountains towering dramatically in the background, has become an emblematic icon of Jackson Hole and the Old West and is one of the most photographed barns in the country.

--from NH News

 

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Taken on July 3, 2006