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

Gros Ventre Lodge

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
1. Gros Ventre Lodge Marker
Inscription. This lodge, one of the earliest dude ranches in Wyoming, was built on the hill beyond in 1897 by William (Billy) Wells and operated until 1906. It was name for the Little Gros Ventre (now Tosi Creek) and was known locally as “Dog Ranch: because of the foxhounds Wells kept for hunting. While Wells guided guests on summer trips through the Green River Valley and Bridger National Forest, the Gros Ventre was most notable as a hunting lodge the served prominent American and British big game sportsmen. The ranch included a central lodge, guest cabins and one of the first wooden bathtubs in western Wyoming.

By 1906 the Gros Ventre was no longer profitable, in part due to stricter game laws and a shorter hunting season. It was dismantled that year and the main lodge moved across the Green River and converted into a ranch house.
 
Location. 43° 18.088′ N, 110° 0.346′ W. Marker is in Cora, Wyoming, in Sublette County. Marker is on Green River Lakes Road (County Route 650), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cora WY 82925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Tie Drive on Green River (approx. 5.2
Gros Ventre Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 25, 2014
2. Gros Ventre Lodge Marker
miles away); Astorian Camp (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is on Green River Lakes Road, about 27 miles north of its intersection with US Highway 191.
 
Additional keywords. dude ranch
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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