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John Moulton Barn-Photo by Larry Johnson
John Moulton Barn-Photo by Larry Johnson

The John Moulton Barn is one of the most photogenic sites in the United States. The barn sits on broad plains at the foot of the Grand Tetons and symbolizes the American rural landscape. Regularly featured in postcards, artwork and more, the Moulton Barn and its homesteads have become a popular destination for photography.

The John Moulton barn was built by John and Bertha Moulton when they settled on this land in 1916. The area is known as Jackson Hole and often this barn is referred to as the Jackson Hole Barn. The John Moulton Barn is one of two classic American-style barns along Mormon Row.

John Moulton began working the land here as a dry grain farmer before switching to dairy and supplying nearby ranches. In 1953 John Moulton sold his land under a life lease to the now expanded Grand Tetons National Park, and he and his sons would continue to work the land until his death in 1990 when he died at the age of 103.

Today the barns and Moulton family homesteads are popular photography destinations. Their authentic rural appearance and placement against the backdrop of the Grand Teton mountains make them an excellent photography subject. The classic pastoral America scene is best in the early mornings when there are fewer tourists, and the sun illuminates the Grand Teton mountains in a wash of orange as the sun rises. Every photographer should have the John Moulton Barn on their photography bucket list.

(Moose, Wyoming, USA)

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