Green River in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
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
Erected by Green River Greenbelt and City of Green River.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Sports • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1909.
Location. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 South 2nd East Street, Green River WY 82935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.