The early morning clouds part to reveal the majestic, jagged peaks of the Grand Teton Mountain range in Wyoming. The Tetons gained National Park status in 1929, but the park as we know it today wasn’t whole until 1950, after almost 50 years of fighting between the locals and the National Park Service. It is an interesting story of governmental overreach. It was an attempt to do good for the national population and preserve land in its natural state for wildlife and future generations, but overlooked the interests and desires of local people.

The barn seen in this image is not a part of the park, but is a part of the historical district known as Mormon Row. According to the National Parks website, this area was settled by the Mormons in the 1890s.

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