Teton Cattle ChuteCattle ranching was never more beautiful.
Abandoned cattle chute on the Moulton farm. Leaving Utah in the 1830s the Moultons set out to help feed the growing LDS population. They farmed and ranched the area until the 1930s. Many of the building still stand in what today is called Mormon Row.
Barn on Black's Creek RoadCresting the a Hill on Black's Creek Road you see a piece of history. Built in 1900 this old barn has seen many changes. Most recently the side of the barn collapsed a few months after I took this photograph.
Last SunriseLocated along highway 31 just after Swan Valley, my favorite barn has started its final collapse. This may be the last sunrise I see it standing.
Dodge DoorsChrome handles from a 1930s Dodge still shine brilliantly in the mountain air. Long abandoned in Silver City Idaho this old car was once a miner's pride and joy.
Tumble InnGrowing up in Riverton, Wyoming I have driven by the Tumble Inn my whole life on the way to Casper, Wyoming. I watched it fall from grace as it went from a fine steak house to more seedy pursuits. Then it was just left unwanted. (On a side note, I met the man who painted the old cowboy on the sign at an art show.)
Rust and Chrome1950s Buick Eight Special picked over for parts and left. The chrome still shines like new against the rusted body.
Betty Miller's BarnBuilt in 1900,this old barn has survived over a hundred years Idaho winters and summers. It even made it through a flood. Sadly, a few months after I took this photograph the right side of the barn collapsed.
Our Lady of Rust IIThis 1940s Ford pickup sits tucked away in a grotto cast off items. She tirelessly stands guard over the discarded. She is the patron saint of the abandoned.
Sway BackAlong Highway 31 between Swan Valley and Victor Idaho rests this barn. I often travel by and it has be one of my favorites to visit. I have watched it slowly fall down over the years, but this past winter the support snapped. I fear the next time I see it, there will be nothing but rubble.
Miner's DelightLeft by the closed silver mine in Silver City, Idaho, this 1930s Dodge rusts. I wonder if it dreams of making its way off the mountain.
Mom's Favorite CurtainsIn an onion field outside of Wieser, Idaho sits this little house. There was once a lot of love there, now it is just a ghost of a memory.
HandlesDetail from a 1940s International Harvester K series Truck. This truck had the distinction of being one of the first trucks to receive a diesel engine. It hauled cattle from Wyoming to Colorado to feed the soldiers in World War II.
Silver City SchoolSilver City Idaho once had a population of over 2500. They built a school to educate their children. It was open from 1892 to 1930. The school house fell into disrepair. In 2005 and 2006 an effort was made to restore the old school back to its original condition.
Detail from a Buick Eight SpecialThe details on old cars always make me smile. They were designed with such care and attention. At least whoever used this car for target practice missed those lovely circles.
Moulton's BarnLong before the Grand Tetons became a tourist attraction, the Moultons homesteaded on Antelope Flats. Leaving Utah in the 1830s the Moultons set out to help feed the growing LDS population. They farmed and ranched the area until the 1930s. Many of the building still stand in what today is called Mormon Row.