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Historical Markers in Green River, Wyoming

 
Clickable Map of Sweetwater County, Wyoming and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sweetwater County, WY (86) Carbon County, WY (60) Fremont County, WY (111) Lincoln County, WY (30) Sublette County, WY (48) Uinta County, WY (59) Moffat County, CO (8) Daggett County, UT (2) Summit County, UT (9)  SweetwaterCounty(86) Sweetwater County (86)  CarbonCounty(60) Carbon County (60)  FremontCounty(111) Fremont County (111)  LincolnCounty(30) Lincoln County (30)  SubletteCounty(48) Sublette County (48)  UintaCounty(59) Uinta County (59)  MoffatCountyColorado(8) Moffat County (8)  DaggettCountyUtah(2) Daggett County (2)  SummitCounty(9) Summit County (9)
Green River is the county seat for Sweetwater County
Green River is in Sweetwater County
      Sweetwater County (86)  
ADJACENT TO SWEETWATER COUNTY
      Carbon County (60)  
      Fremont County (111)  
      Lincoln County (30)  
      Sublette County (48)  
      Uinta County (59)  
      Moffat County, Colorado (8)  
      Daggett County, Utah (2)  
      Summit County, Utah (9)  
 
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1Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — All Because of an Ancient Lake — Trona Trail Historic Mine Byway
The bed of prehistoric Lake Gosiute (Go-shute) lies hundred of feet below you. This ancient lake set the stage of the world's largest trona and oil shale deposits as well as a significant natural gas reserve. Lake Gosiute Creates Trona . . . Map (db m90093) HM
2Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Barren Land?
The towers you see here are the remains of a complex system of sand filled channels of ancient Lake Gosiute. The sandstone promontories of the Laney Member of the Green River Formation were deposited during the middle Eocene Epoch from about 40 to . . . Map (db m90094) HM
3Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Bryan
In September 1868 the Union Pacific Railroad established the town of Bryan, named for Lt. Francis Theodore Bryan, a surveyor. The town was located eleven miles west of Green River and north of this location. Passing beyond the settlement at Green . . . Map (db m67759) HM
4Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Buzz Holstrom — 1937-1938
Haldane "Buzz" Holstrom wanted to float the Green and Colorado Rivers to Hoover Dam. In the fall of 1937, he found the "right cedar tree" near his home in Oregon and built his own 16-foot Galloway-style riverboat. A friend who was supposed to . . . Map (db m90164) HM
5Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Construction and Cooling: — River Industries
The Green River has long been a workplace for several major industries, providing jobs to many people in the area. Harvest of railroad ties was one of the first to develop. From 1868 to 1945, spring runoff signaled the arrival of the ties and tie . . . Map (db m90038) HM
6Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Crossing and Cruising: — Navigating the River
In the "old days", crossings on the Green River were made using fords (shallow portions of water), ferries and, finally, bridges. A dangerous body water, the Green River was fordable seasonally and only in certain areas. Beginning in 1862, wagons . . . Map (db m90040) HM
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7Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — George Flavell — 1896
Trapper, hunter, prospector, and tattoo artist - George Flavell and his passenger/partner Ramon Montez were the first men to float the "distance" of Green River, Wyoming to Needles, California primarily for the "adventure." The two arrived in . . . Map (db m90188) HM
8Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — 165 — Green River Brewery
The National Register of Historic Places Wyoming Place No. 165Map (db m90056) HM
9Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Green River City Hall - 1942-1954
This building was located at 52 North Second East Street from 1942 through 1954, located just north of the alley and one-half block north of the Union Pacific Railroad depot. It was used for office space by the TOWN OF GREEN RIVER. This . . . Map (db m90249) HM
10Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Green River: No Longer Wild, Forever Tamed — Still Home to People & Wildlife
Welcome to Green River, Wyoming - a town named for the river below you. This high-desert community was established in 1868 as the Union Pacific Railroad expanded across Wyoming. Throughout history Native Americans, explorers and trappers have . . . Map (db m90037) HM
11Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — John Wesley Powell
From Green River, Wyoming on May 24, 1869 Major John Wesley Powell and a group of voyagers set out to discover the mysteries of one of the last unexplored regions in the continental United States--the Green and Colorado Rivers. Powell was a disabled . . . Map (db m13099) HM
12Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — John Wesley Powell, 1871
Even before the end of the 1869 voyage, Powell knew he had to return to the river. The news of Powell's first expedition of 1869 captured the nation's imagination and admiration; and also helped persuade Congress to appropriate $10,000 for the . . . Map (db m90190) HM
13Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Julius Stone — 1909
An Ohio millionaire and no stranger to the river, Julius Stone wanted to duplicate Major Powell's run down the Green and Colorado Rivers. Stone even went to Washington to meet with the aging Powell. Major Powell, however, was jealous of his . . . Map (db m90167) HM
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14Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Kolb Brothers — 1911
Ellsworth and Emery Kolb were photographers with a studio on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. They wanted to make a complete photographic record of the canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers, and thus decided to run the rivers themselves. . . . Map (db m90166) HM
15Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Major Wesley Powell and Party
. . . Map (db m90252) HM
16Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Nathaniel Galloway - 1890's
A sometime trapper and prospector from Vernal, Utah, Nathaniel "Than" Galloway revolutionized river travel on the Green and all other western rivers. Galloway was convinced that both beaver and gold could be found in the canyons of the Green River. . . . Map (db m90189) HM
17Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Norm Nevills & A.K. Reynolds - 1940's
Norman D. Nevills took his first major voyage in 1938, floating from Green River, Utah, through the Grand Canyon. This journey included the first woman ever to float Cataract and Grand Canyons. In 1940, Nevills decided to float from Green River, . . . Map (db m90161) HM
18Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Oregon Trail Memorial
To All Pioneers Who Passed This Way To Win And Hold The West Trail Crossed 30 Miles North This Point Erected By People Of Green River 1931Map (db m67775) HM
19Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Powell - Colorado River Expedition 1869
On May 24, 1869, the Powell - Colorado River Expedition, ten men and four boats strong, embarked from these environs on a voyage of adventure resulting in civilization's first definite knowledge of this continent's last unexplored major river . . . Map (db m90258) HM
20Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Riverside Swimming Pool
The Green River swimming pool was constructed at this location in the early 1930s and opened to the public in July 1931. The front foundation is still visible. After the structure had been demolished and the pool filled in, the area was flooded in . . . Map (db m90250) HM
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21Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Sodium Carbonate Brine
Where sodium carbonate brine was discovered in 1896, which was the fore-runner of the present sodium chemical industry in this area.Map (db m90059) HM
22Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Sunbeam - 1908
J.F. Moerke, Frank Briggs, M.C. Peterson and C.W. Johnson, the owners of the amusement park on Island Park, purchased the "Sunbeam" and a companion craft, the "Teddy R", in 1908. These were stern-wheeler, gasoline-propelled motor launches which were . . . Map (db m90187) HM
23Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — The 24-Hour Town — Trona Trail Historic Mine Byway
For the first 100 years of its history, Green River's population fluctuated between 2,000 and 4,000 people. Townspeople lived north of the Green River, staggered on both the north and south sides of the railroad tracks. In the 1970s, an increase in . . . Map (db m90068) HM
24Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — The Damsite Surveys — 1914-1922
The search for "practical" uses of the canyons of the upper Green River had been on since the turn of the century. In 1914, a U.S. Geologic Survey expedition led by Eugene LaRue floated to the Utah border and noted several damsites in the Flaming . . . Map (db m90165) HM
25Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — The French Trio - 1938
In September 1938 on the eve of World War II, three young people from France came to southwest Wyoming for a trip down the Green River. Bernard and Genevieve LeColmont were married in Paris on August 1, 1938, and the trip to America to run the . . . Map (db m90163) HM
26Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — The Great Unknown — John Wesley Powell, 1869
Teacher, Civil War veteran, scientist, and naturalist - John Wesley Powell was driven by the idea to explore the canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers. He arranged funds, men, and equipment in the winter of 1868-1869. The expedition was . . . Map (db m90191) HM
27Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — The Overland Stage
The Overland Stage Station Route Operated 1861 — 1868 Green River Division Station Site 350 Yards East Erected By The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming 1952Map (db m67777) HM
28Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — The Overland Stage Station Route
The Overland Stage station route operated 1861-1868 Green River Division Station site 350 years east Map (db m90055) HM
29Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — The Paddlewheeler Comet - 1908
The paddlewheeler or steamship the Comet represented a new form of transportation on the upper Green River - the use of power other than oars. The flagship of the newly organized Green River Navigation Company, the Comet made . . . Map (db m90186) HM
30Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — Trona Precursors — Trona Trail Historic Mine Byway
Just prior to World War II, the Union Pacific Railroad verified the existence of trona and the immense size of the trona patch through core drilling across its vast land holdings. Prior to development of the trona industry in the 1940s and 1950s, . . . Map (db m90058) HM
31Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — William Ashley - 1825
Leaving Missouri in 1824, William Ashley led a large group of men west in search of riches - beaver. Ashley and his crew arrived on the banks of the Green River (or Seeds-ke-dee as it was called then) on April 9th, 1825 near the mouth of the Big . . . Map (db m90248) HM
32Wyoming (Sweetwater County), Green River — William Manly - 1849
Like thousands of people in 1849, William Manly was in a hurry to reach the California gold fields and find his fortune. He offered his services as a mule driver, joining a group of emigrants and headed west on the overland trail. Manly and . . . Map (db m90247) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022