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Throwback Thursday: Family Photo Tradition in Wyoming

A family time capsule


Traditions are rewarding to maintain, and in my family, our cars have been featured in family photos consistently over the years. One of the places where we always staged a group photo was along Highway 191 in Jackson, Wyoming.


The location, which now houses a TJ Maxx, features a large statue of a bull elk in the parking lot. My dad, an avid outdoorsman, found it a perfect backdrop for our shot. Over the years, each time we visited Jackson (and each time in a different vehicle) we would line up the photo there.


Here are a few photos from 1989, 1997, 1999, and – most recently – a visit I made in 2020 when I was road testing a new Acura TLX PMC Edition. The landscape has changed but the elk statue remains! Maybe we need to get dad into a new 2023 Ford Lightning EV pickup and have a family reunion at the same location.


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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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