Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Capturing Nature in a Box
Grand Teton National Park
Ansel Adams stood here in 1942 and took this photograph of the vast unspoiled beauty of the Snake River and jagged Teton Range. The National Park Service hired Adams in 1941 to capture nature as exemplified by national parks. At the time local ranchers were battling a proposal to include the Jackson Hole valley in Grand Teton National Park. Adamsís photographs helped promote and protect western U.S.landscapes.
The grand lift of the Tetons is . . . a primal gesture of the Earth beneath a greater sky. † † † Ansel Adams
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 45.256′ N, 110° 37.43′ W. Marker is in Moose, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tetons Inspiring Creativity (a few steps from this marker); Meandering Snake (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Moran (approx. 3.5 miles away); Potholes From Rancher to Conservationist (approx. 3.7 miles away); Teton Fault (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cascade Canyon (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fault Scarp (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moose.
More about this marker. The left side of the marker features a photograph of Ansel Adams taking a photo from the top of a Pontiac in the Yosemite Valley in 1942. Next to this is the photograph that he took of the Snake Riber that is mentioned on the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.