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Chapel of the Sacred Heart

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Chapel of the Sacred Heart - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Photos by Ben Prepelka
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   Even though Grand Tetons’ northern neighbor, Yellowstone, was America's first national park, its universal acceptance made the transition from idea to reality a quick process. Sacred Heart Chapel interior - Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Grand Tetons National Park As it turns out, the Grand Teton National Park was nowhere near that expedient. While Congress was able to protect the Teton Range and six glacial lakes in 1929, Jackson Hole (Valley) would be mired in controversy until 1950. Bills were passed to abolish Jackson Hole National Monument, and defiant ranchers drove 500 head of cattle through the park. Holding onto Jackson Hole property for years, John D. Rockefeller threatened to sell the 35,000 acres he had amassed as a donation to the National Park Service. Finally compromises were worked out and thanks to these 20th century visionaries we are all able to enjoy the 310,000 acres of this grand park. Sacred Heart Stained Glass - Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Grand Tetons National Park
   Even though some of the dramtics are lost, photographers are still able to convey the majesty of the Teton Range and its crystal clear alpine lakes. And young couples who visit are so impressed with the grandeur of the park, they often decide to exchange their wedding vows under this awe-inspiring mountain range.
   A perfect wedding site, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart is located on the southern shores of Jackson Lake. One of two log chapels in the Grand Tetons National Park, the Sacred Heart Chapel dates back to 1930. Recently remodeled, the summer chapel seats about 140 people. Nestled among the pines, could anyone imagine a more splendid place for a wedding?

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