Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Tetons Inspiring Creativity
Grand Teton National Park
Thomas Moran found the Tetons awe-inspiring even though he, unlike you, was facing the range’s western slope. Moran created a series of watercolor field sketches in 1879 and later used them with William H. Jackson’s photographs to compose large idealized oil paintings. His images conveyed the vastness and beauty of the West to easterners and helped promote the establishment of national parks. His iconic artwork hangs today in major museums and the U.S. Capitol.
The Tetons . . . loomed up grandly against the sky. From this point it is perhaps the finest pictorial range in the United States or ever. Thomas Moran
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 45.263′ N, 110° 37.418′ 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. Capturing Nature in a Box (a few steps from this marker); Meandering Snake (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Moran Potholes (approx. 3.6 miles away); 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. A photograph of Thomas Moran appears at the lower left of the marker. It has a caption of “Moran first visited this region in 1871 with Ferdinand V. Hayden’s Yellowstone geological survey expedition.” Next to this is a watercolor that Moran painted of “The Teton Range from the west.”
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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 156 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.