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Mormon Row Historic District
Barns grand tetons.jpg
John Moulton Barn within Mormon Row Historic District, June 2004
Location Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole
Wyoming
Nearest city Moose, Wyoming
Built 1927
MPS Grand Teton National Park MPS
NRHP reference No. 97000495
Added to NRHP June 5, 1997

Mormon Row is a historic district in Teton County, Wyoming, United States that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Description

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House on the John Moulton ranch, May 2012

The district consists of 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. Apart from John and T.A. Moulton, other settlers in the area were Joseph Eggleston, Albert Gunther, Henry May, Thomas Murphy and George Riniker.

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 "Gros Ventre", 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.

The Mormon Row district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1997.

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