Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Moulton Barn, Grand Teton National Park

This watercolor painting "Moulton Barn" sold last week at Artisans' Gallery, along with two other paintings!  "Moulton Barn" was part of my 2016 Reimagine Wyoming show, featuring National Park landscapes and celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service, August 25, 2016.  The T.A. Moulton Barn is all that remains of the homestead built by Thomas Alma Mouton and his sons between about 1912 and 1945.  It sits west of the road known as Mormon Row, in an area called Antelope Flats, between the towns of Kelly and Moose.  Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929, but the valley of Jackson Hole remained in private ownership until the 1930's when conservationists led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began purchasing land in Jackson Hole to be added to the existing national park.  Much of Jackson Hole was set aside for protection in 1943.

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