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Mormon Row Barn 3

 

Click here to tour The Mormon Row Barns.

These barns in the Grand Teton National Park celebrated their 100th birthday last year.  Do you recognize them?  They are some of the most photographed in the world.

Mormons began arriving in this part of Wyoming in the late 1890s.  They were farmers and homesteaders who created cluster communities.  Several buildings of the original families who settled here remain in this part of the National Park.  The most famous are the two log barns – one with a gable roof and the other with a gambrel roof.  The third and tallest — a two-story board and batten barn — is just as remarkable with the Tetons at its backdoor.

When we toured the barns in May of 2012 local architects, park officials and the National Trust for Historic Preservation were in discussion about how to preserve them for another century.

By the way, if you get to the barns at dawn like I did, they come alive in the red light of sunrise