River IndustriesThe 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 hacks. Tie hacks were men who cut and shaped ties in the forests of the Upper Green River and floated them down to town where they stacked up against a large gate or boom across the river. The hacks' final job was loading ties onto railcars for shipment to creosote treatment plants. Sawn lumber was a related business. A steam-powered sawmill near the confluence of the Green River and Bitter Creek provided lumber for construction of the expanding towns of southwest Wyoming. This mill operated from 1868 to 1920.
|Placed By||Green River Chamber of Commerce, City of Green River, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Sweetwater County Historical Museum, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming and Wyoming Governors's Big Game License Coalition|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 626705 N 4599489|
|Decimal Degrees||41.53703333, -109.48105000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 32.222', W 109° 28.863'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 32' 13.32" N, 109° 28' 51.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1101-1169 US-30 Business, Green River WY 82935, US|
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