Green River in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Construction and Cooling:
In the days before refrigeration, ice harvest was an important seasonal industry. In the winter blocks of natural ice were cut from the frozen river by horse drawn and hand saws. The ice was hauled to ice houses, three each in Green River and Rock Springs, where it was tightly packed and insulated with sawdust. Ice was marketed to homes and businesses where it chilled food and beverage throughout the summer.
Cutting railroad ties and river ice were dangerous jobs for the hardy, adventurous men of the early days. Today, concrete and steel ties replace wood and the modern
Erected by Green River Chamber of Commerce, City of Green River, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Sweetwater County Historical Museum, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming and Wyoming Governors's Big Game License Coalition.
Location. 41° 32.222′ N, 109° 28.863′ W. Marker is in Green River, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on West Flaming Gorge Way (County Route 374) near Hillcrest Way, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1155 West Flaming Gorge Way, Green River WY 82935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green River: No Longer Wild, Forever Tamed (a few steps from this marker); Crossing and Cruising: (within shouting distance of this marker); The 24-Hour Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Green River Brewery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oregon Trail Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Wesley Powell (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Paddlewheeler Comet - 1908 (approx. one mile away); Sunbeam - 1908 (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Green River.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Green River Visitor's Center.
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