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Green River in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Julius Stone

1909

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Julius Stone Marker
Inscription. An Ohio millionaire and no stranger to the river, Julius Stone wanted to duplicate Major Powell's run down the Green and Colorado Rivers. Stone even went to Washington to meet with the aging Powell. Major Powell, however, was jealous of his achievements and refused to help Stone.
Undaunted, Stone hired Than Galloway to travel to Ohio and build the boats. Stone had floated Glen Canyon on the Colorado River with Galloway in 1899 and the two had become friends.
On September 12th, 1909 the Stone-Galloway party launched from Green River, Wyoming. A local man, Mr. Morris, had let them use his barn to organize their gear and gave Stone a bottle of rye whiskey in case of an accident. Twenty five years later, Stone still had the bottle, unopened!
The party included Stone, Galloway, C.C. Sharp, Seymour Dubendorff, and Raymond Cogswell. Arriving in Needles, California on November 19th 1909, the men made the entire journey in less than two months, the fastest descent of the rivers and canyons at the time.
Julius Stone's reason for floating the Green River was significant, he had no other motive than to seek the experience itself - which made him the first paying tourist on the river.
 
Erected by Green River Greenbelt and City of Green River.
 
Location.
Julius Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Julius Stone Marker
41° 31.427′ N, 109° 28.302′ W. Marker is in Green River, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached from South 2nd East Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 South 2nd East Street, Green River WY 82935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kolb Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Damsite Surveys (within shouting distance of this marker); Buzz Holstrom (within shouting distance of this marker); Powell - Colorado River Expedition 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Paddlewheeler Comet - 1908 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley Powell, 1871 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Unknown (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunbeam - 1908 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Green River.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located next to the perimeter walking path in Island Park. Island Park occupies the northwestern end of Expedition Island and is across the bridge at the south end of South 2nd East Street.
 
Categories. SportsWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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