Near Farson in Sweetwater County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Ferrying Across the Green River
Follow the path that starts here and go see the ferry. Built out of logs and planks, it's a very accurate reproduction. As you walk down the path, listen to the rhythms of the water and look at the grove of tree on the left side of the river. Whether people prepared to ferry or ford the Green, you can almost hear the shouts of men positioning the wagons and oxen and the calls of women as they watch out for their children. Imagine them all tired from 1000 miles and months of trail behind them - with more miles of rough travel yet to go.
Sign donated by the descendants of Joseph Oborn who died October 30, 1856 after crossing the Green River with the Willie Handcart Company. His grave lies about seven miles downstream.
Erected by Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.
Marker series. Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
Location. 41° 52.806′ N, 109° 48.442′ W. Marker is near Farson, Wyoming, in Sweetwater County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 28 at milepost 102 near State Highway 372, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farson WY 82932, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crossing the Green River (a few steps from this marker); The Lombard Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Overland to Zion (within shouting distance of this marker); One Day at a Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); "Graves" of the Unknown Emigrants (approx. 12½ miles away); Burial on the Trail (approx. 12½ miles away); Death on the Trail (approx. 12½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farson.
More about this marker. This marker is found at a viewing area in Seedsskadee National Wildlife Refuge. The viewing area is located downstream (south) of west end of the bridge over the Green River.
Regarding Ferrying Across the Green River. The replica ferry is gone.
Additional keywords. Mormons
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.