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The Overland Stage station route operated 1861-1868 Green River Division Station site 350 years east
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, …
Where sodium carbonate brine was discovered in 1896, which was the fore-runner of the present sodium chemical industry in this area.
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 …
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 …
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 refe…
The Overland StageStation RouteOperated1861 — 1868Green River DivisionStation Site350 Yards East Erected ByThe Historical LandmarkCommission of Wyoming1952
To All PioneersWho PassedThis WayTo Win And HoldThe West Trail Crossed30 Miles NorthThis Point Erected ByPeople OfGreen River 1931
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 d…