A gate at the John Moulton homestead in Grand Teton National Park frames the Grand Teton, 13,775 feet, and other peaks in the range. The Moulton family homesteads — there are several — are preserved in a historic district along a rural byway known as Mormon Row. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)

A historic district in Grand Teton National Park honors Mormon settlers of Jackson Hole and provides a foreground for photographs of the mountains.

The most photographed structure along Mormon Row, as the collection of buildings is known, is the T.A. Moulton Barn, built over the course of 30 years by Thomas Alma Moulton. His brother John homesteaded nearby and also constructed a barn that stands today.

T.A.’s Barn has a gable roof, John’s a gambrel one. The gate pictured above was part of John Moulton’s property. The Andy Chambers Homestead is part of the district.

Families established twenty-seven homesteads near Blacktail Butte in what became the community of Grovont, park historians say. Between 1896 and 1937 they dug a series of ditches to irrigate crops.

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The American people now own most of the property in the neighborhood as part of the national park. The area earned historic status in 1997.

Angus M. Thuermer Jr. is the natural resources reporter for WyoFile. He is a veteran Wyoming reporter and editor with more than 35 years experience in Wyoming. Contact him at angus@wyofile.com or (307)...

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  1. About 30 years ago we parked our car on Mormon Row and took a little walk with our two kids. Mr Moulton was out in the yard and invited us in for a drink of water. Mrs Moulton was so gracious. We talked for about half an hour. What a stroke of good luck and an unforgettable Wyoming history lesson. It pays to get out of the car!

  2. Thank you for reporting the real news. Wyoming is inundated by newspaper which no longer represent the people of Wyoming. If you look into it you find that most newspapers in Wyoming are no longer owned by people of Wyoming. I believe that 26 newspapers in Wyoming including the Uinta County Herald, Bridger Valley Pioneer and Kemmerer Gazette were purchased by a consortium headquartered in Nebraska. You wonder why Wyoming is so red in its politics read the content of those newspapers.

    Another place you might want to investigate is the campaign contribution of Enzi and Barrasso. I harassed Barrasso when I looked up his campaign contributions. More people from Texas donated to his campaign than people from Wyoming. He called me and I asked him what he did with the excess money he didn’t spend on his campaign exceeding one million dollars. I also asked him where the money was and how he could spend it. He told me the money was in a bank in Casper and had to be spent on campaigns until the day he retired. Then he can spend it anyway he wants. I wish I had a retirement fund like that. I believe those fund are tax free also. Just thought you needed to know. Please keep the freedom of the press open in Wyoming. THANK YOU