Near Dubois in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
"Rendezvous", defined as a trade fair in wilderness surroundings, was held in divers locations throughout the Central Rocky Mountains regions. It required spacious grassy environs for grazing thousands of horses, raising hundreds of trapper and Indian lodges and for horse races and other spectacles exuberantly staged by mountain men and Indians then relaxed from vigilance against dangers which otherwise permitted no unguarded carrousels. A favorite area for "rendezvous" was along the Green, recognized for producing the pipets beaver peltry and for conveniently straddling the South Pass logistic route utilized for transport of trade goods and furs between St. Louis and the mountains. On the Green the
Depending on arrival of St. Louis supply caravans, "rendezvous" usually extended through early July. At the close of revels--leaving many mountain men deeply in debt--there remained up to two months before prime furs signaled the stare to fall hunting. The intervening time was pleasantly occupied in traveling and exploring high mountain terrain; then trails around Union Pass were furrowed by Indian travois only to be leveled again by the beating hoofs of the trapper's pack trains.
Erected by U.S. National Forest Service.
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Location. 43° 28.857′ N, 109° 52.498′ W. Marker is near Dubois, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker can be reached from Union Pass Road (Forest Road 600) near Forest Road 534. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dubois WY 82513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Pass (here, next to this marker); Three Waters Mountain (here, next to this marker); Wind River Range (here, next to this marker); Road through a Pass (here, next to this marker); The Ramshorn (here, Flora at Union Pass (here, next to this marker); Resources (here, next to this marker); Cultural Heritage (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dubois.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.