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2010-09-08 22:21:04
Thankyou again for all of that, Wyoming Traveller. You certainly know your information, that's for sure ! I'm so glad that the Park Service recognized the value of these barns and started to take care of them. It would be a real shame if they were left to the elements. I hope too that they are taking care of all 6 barns... :)
2010-09-08 18:45:27
The barns are not still in use, when they were built they were on private ranches that John Rockefeller starting buying in the 1920's. The Grand Teton's became a National Park in 1950 by proclamation of Harry Truman. Therefor the barns have not been in use since 1950. For over 40 years they were simply allowed to decay, however, during the 1990's the Park Service recognized the historic and scenic value of them and began restoring them. I did not know this, but I looked it up, there are six of the barns in Mormon Row. I am not sure, however, if all six are being restored.
2010-09-08 17:12:54
Thankyou for the info once more, Wyoming Traveller. Are these barns still in use nowadays or just there for the tourists to visit ?
2010-09-08 17:04:02
There are several barns there, PictureGirl, and collectively they are known as the "Mormon Row". However, the one in the photo you uploaded is closest to the road and the most readily seen by those driving by. Most of those who drive by don't even realize that there are more than just the one barn.
2010-09-08 16:34:18
Many thanks for the information, Wyoming Traveller. I appreciate your input. This is the first time today that I even knew that this barn exists. I can understand why people would stop to photograph it. I see another barn to the left of the photo, just hidden behind the tree. Is that barn of any importance as well ?
2010-09-08 16:19:18
This barn is a well known landmark in the Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming, USA. It is known as the "Mormon Barn" and is seen from the highway by anyone driving through GT. It seems like everybody with a camera stops to photograph it, and you can even get T-shirts, hat pins, coffee mugs and all sorts of things that show it. And, of course post cards. It does make for a great photo with the snow capped mountains in the background as in this photo where you are looking west.
2010-09-08 14:03:32