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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near La Barge in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Seeds-Kee-Dee-Agie, Spanish River, Rio Verde, Green River

 
 
Seeds-Kee-Dee-Agie, Spanish River, Rio Verde, Green River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 23, 2010
1. Seeds-Kee-Dee-Agie, Spanish River, Rio Verde, Green River Marker
Inscription. To the Shoshone Indian, this river was the Seeds-Kee-Dee Agie (Prairie Chicken River). On Sept. 16 1811, the Astorians near its headwaters termed it the Spanish River. To the Spaniards, far to the south, it was the Rio Verde (Green River). Jedediah Smith and his Mountain Men, making the first westward crossing of the south Pass by white men, camped near here Mar. 19, 1824 on the Seeds-Kee-Dee. They trapped the river and its forks which were named for them: LaBarge, Ham's, Black's, Smith's, Henry's, etc. These waters were considered as the greatest beaver waters ever known. The upper reaches became the center of the fur trade and the Rendezvous. In 1841 the fur trade ceased, but the trappers had blazed the trails for the emigrants. For forty-nine years over the Oregon and California trails, thousands of emigrants going west, crossed these waters nearby. The many that drowned and died were buried along the river banks. The Mountain Men guided, manned the ferries and traded with the emigrants. Graves, marked and unmarked, names cut in the rocks and wagon trails worn deep remain with the legend and lore of a great river of the West, The Green.
 
Erected 1964 by Sublette County Historical Society; Lincoln County Board of Commissioners; U.S. Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
 
Marker series.
The Marker with Fontenelle Resevoir in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 23, 2010
2. The Marker with Fontenelle Resevoir in the Background
This marker is included in the California Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 7.047′ N, 110° 10.177′ W. Marker is near La Barge, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 189 12.8 miles north of State Highway 372, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. It is also 10.2 miles south of the junction with Wyoming Highway 235 in the town of La Barge. It sits on the east side of the highway, between the highway and the Fontenelle Resevoir. There is a large turnout and plenty of parking at the marker. Marker is in this post office area: La Barge WY 83123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Names Hill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jim Bridger (approx. 4.2 miles away); Names Hill State Historic Site (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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