Heritage Travel, Historic Preservation, Random DJB Thoughts
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Three Days in the Tetons

I’m trying to remember the beauty of Grand Teton National Park as I face a two-hour layover in the Denver airport.

With Sunday NFL Countdown and FIBA basketball competing on the airport television screens, it isn’t easy…but pictures always help.

We just spent three terrific days in the park, studying the work to save both natural and cultural resources.  As a first time visitor, I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s work with the National Park Service to save the White Grass Dude Ranch demonstrates how the country can achieve a  proper balance in saving and reusing its historic legacy in a place of stunning beauty and critical environmental preservation issues.  The dude ranches were instrumental in proving that this land could be attractive to tourists visiting from the east.  The places that remain in telling that story deserve to be preserved.

So take a look at a few of the hundreds of photos I took at Grand Teton National Park – beginning with the Snake River shot below – and enjoy.

Here’s a view from Mormon Row.  A colleague says this is the most photographed barn in the entire National Park system!

The following are several shots of the restoration work underway at White Grass Dude Ranch.

A view of the valley floor from the top of the mountain above Teton Village.

More to come…



I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.

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