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Riverside Swimming Pool

 
 
Riverside Swimming Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Riverside Swimming Pool Marker
Caption: Riverside Swimming Pool.
Inscription. The Green River swimming pool was constructed at this location in the early 1930s and opened to the public in July 1931. The front foundation is still visible. After the structure had been demolished and the pool filled in, the area was flooded in the winter for ice skating.
The town council records in 1930 show the approval for issuance of a $25,000 bond for the construction of an Island Park Pavilion building and a town outdoor swimming pool.
This municipal outdoor swimming pool, named Riverside Swimming Pool, furnished enjoyment and pleasure for residents of Green River and the entire County during the summer months. School buses from Rock Springs, Superior and Reliance transported children to enjoy the only pool in the area. The popularity of the outdoor pool continued until the Monroe Indoor Swimming Pool was constructed in the 1960s.
The pool was 50 feet by 135 feet with 44 dressing rooms on the north side. Entrance was from the east with an office, check room with wire baskets for valuables, snack bar, and swimming suit rental. A girls shower room was on the north front area, with a boys shower room on the south front area. A high spring-board diving platform was at the west end of the pool along with a lower board. In later years, a long slide provided enjoyment for all at the shallow east end of the pool.
Riverside Swimming Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Riverside Swimming Pool Marker
The marker is to the right of the building.
A heating boiler took the chill off the water, which still remained quite cool.
A lifeguard was always on duty.

Swimming pool fees in 1932 were:
Children, 18 and under ... 15
Persons over 18 years of age ... 25
Children 18 and under with swimming suit rental ... 20
Persons over 18 years of age with swimming suit rental ... 25
 
Erected by Green River Historic Preservation Commission and City of Green River.
 
Location. 41° 31.41′ N, 109° 28.198′ W. Marker is in Green River, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker is on South 2nd East Street near East 4th South 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. Green River City Hall - 1942-1954 (here, next to this marker); Norm Nevills & A.K. Reynolds - 1940's (within shouting distance of this marker); The French Trio - 1938 (within shouting distance of this marker); Buzz Holstrom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Wesley Powell and Party (about 300 feet away); The Damsite Surveys (about 400 feet away); Kolb Brothers (about 400 feet away); William Ashley - 1825 (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Green River.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 18 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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