Mormon Row Historic District

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Mormon Row Historic District
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Mormon Row Historic District is located in Wyoming
Mormon Row Historic District
Nearest city Moose, Wyoming
Coordinates 43°39′24″N 110°37′6″W / 43.65667°N 110.61833°W / 43.65667; -110.61833Coordinates: 43°39′24″N 110°37′6″W / 43.65667°N 110.61833°W / 43.65667; -110.61833
Built 1927
Architect multiple
Architectural style Other
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Grand Teton National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000495
Added to NRHP June 5, 1997[1]

Mormon Row is 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.[2][3] Apart from John and T.A. Moulton, other settlers in the area were Joseph Eggleston, Albert Gunther, Henry May, Thomas Murphy and George Riniker.[4]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Mormon Row was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

See also[edit]

House on the John Moulton ranch

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Mormon Row Historic District". National Register of Historic Places. Wyoming State Preservation Office. 2008-08-12. 
  3. ^ A. Hubber, C. Miller, J. Caywood (January 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Mormon Row Historic District" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  4. ^ a b "Chapter 6: The Pioneers: Homesteading in Jackson Hole, 1884-1900". A Place Called Jackson Hole: A Historic Resource Study of Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service. 2008-08-12. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mormon Row". Grand Teton National Park: Cultural History. National Park Service. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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