Daniel in Sublette County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Green River Rendezvous
The Green River Rendezvous provided a stage for the first Catholic Mass performed in the West by Father DeSmet, the arrival of the first white women to cross the Continental Divide, the sketches of artist Alfred Jacob Miller, the adventures of Scotsman William Drummond Stewart (Wyoming’s first tourist), and colorful stories about men like Jim Bridger, and Kit Carson.
Since 1936, The Green River Rendezvous has been commemorated each year with a celebration the second weekend in July. The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the history of this colorful era.
Erected by Sublette County Museum Board
Location. 42° 51.987′ N, 110° 4.288′ W. Marker is in Daniel, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 189 and Nighthawk Lane, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 189. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12994 US Highway 189, Daniel WY 83115, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinckey W. Sublette (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Holy Mass in Wyoming (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Prairie of the Mass (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Bonneville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire (approx. 4.6 miles away); Welcome to the Riparian Community of Duck Creek (approx. 6.5 miles away); A Pause on a Journey (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daniel.
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1. Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. Rocky Mountain Rendezvous (in trapper jargon) was an annual gathering (1825–1840) at various locations held by a fur trading company at which trappers and mountain men sold their furs and hides and replenished their supplies. The large fur companies put together teamster driven mule trains which packed in whiskey and (Submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Artist and the Laird. In New Orleans one early spring morning in 1837, Alfred Miller (1810–1874), a young artist recently returned from studying in Europe, was surprised by the appearance of a stranger of commanding stature in his studio. The visitor was William Drummond Stewart, a Scottish ex-army officer who was planning a hunting expedition to the Rockies. Stewart must have liked what he saw of Miller’s work, for he subsequently invited him to join the expedition as its artist. So began an adventure for the reserved Miller that would enable him to observe and draw the Western frontier landscape and wildlife as well as intimate scenes from Native American life. (Submitted on January 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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