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Near Pinedale in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire

 
 
Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
1. Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire Marker
Inscription. The river below is the Green. The mountains to the west are the Wyomings (Bear Rivers). Those to the the east, the Windrivers. Along the river banks below are the Rendezvous sites of 1833, 1835 (New Fork), 1836, 1837 (Cottonwood), 1839, 1840 and Fort Bonneville. Trappers, traders and Indians from throughout the west here met the wagons from the east to barter, trade for furs, gamble, drink, frolic, pray and scheme. The Indians, Deleware and Iroquois brought in by the Hudson Bay Company, Snakes, Bannocks, Gros Ventre, Flatheads, Nez Perce, Crows and Chinoocks here made the their first contact with the white man. The warring Blackfeet did not participate. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company, Hudson Bay Company, Captain Bonneville, Wyeth and free trappers controlled the trade. The people of God, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Mr. and Mrs. Spalding, Samuel Parker, Father Desmet, Jason Lee, and W.H. Gray tempered the hilarity. Jim Bridger, Milton and Bill Sublette, Tom Fitzpatrick, Joe Walker, Joe Meeks, Kit Carson, Baptiste Gervais, Bob Jackson, Moses (Black) Harris, Lucien Fontenelle, Etinne Provot, Henry Fraeb, Andy Dripps, Robert Campbell, Henry Vandenberg, Sir W.D. Stewart and the artist A.J. Miller all were part of this and left their names imbedded in the annals of the west. Scattering for the value of a beaver plew and to see what was beyond
Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
2. Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire Marker
Green River in the background.
the horizon, their trails became the highways of an empire at the const of many a violent death.
 
Erected by Sublette County Museum and Historical Society & U.S. National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 52.788′ N, 109° 58.936′ W. Marker is near Pinedale, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker can be reached from East Green River Road near U.S. 191, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pinedale WY 82941, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Riparian Community of Duck Creek (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Holy Mass in Wyoming (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pinckey W. Sublette (approx. 3.3 miles away); Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (approx. 4.6 miles away); Green River Rendezvous (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Prairie of the Mass (approx. 4.8 miles away); A Pause on a Journey (approx. 5.8 miles away); Pinedale Historic District (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pinedale.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Trapper's Point overlooking the Green River. Access is by way of an unnamed dirt road.
 
Additional keywords.
Wind River Mountains informational plaque located at Trapper's Point image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
3. Wind River Mountains informational plaque located at Trapper's Point
Your are looking into the Wind River Mountain Range so named by the Indians and translated into English. These mountains are still in the ice age the seven largest glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are here. Numerous smaller glaciers also remain. This side of the mountains comprises the Bridger Wilderness. These 383,300 acres can be traversed only by foot or by horseback. The renewable resources of these National Forest lands are managed in the combination that best meets the needs of the American People. The Wind River Mountain country provides some of the best fishing in the United States. There is also good hunting for elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep and bear. Six major lakes just outside of the wilderness are being developed by the Forest Service to provide picnic and camp sites.Tourist accommodations are available in the Pinedale area. Additional information on this area may be obtained from the Chamber of Commerce or the Forest Rangers in Pinedale.
fur trade
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Mountain Man statue located in Pinedale, WY image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2014
4. Mountain Man statue located in Pinedale, WY
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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