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By David Martin
Editor 

Museum plans commemoration

 


The 150th anniversary of Sweetwater County’s founding takes place in December and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum seeks to commemorate the milestone at the county courthouse.

Speaking to the Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday morning, Brie Blasi, director of the museum, sought permission to work with the county’s facilities manager to find a suitable place for the marker, as well as county funding for the marker. She said the marker would be approximately $4,000.

“I think we should pay for that,” Commissioner Wally Johnson said.

The county’s 150th anniversary is one of many commemorative events on the horizon. Blasi said next year will be the 150th anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroad coming through the county as well as 150th anniversary of Green River’s founding.

In 2019, the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the Green River will be celebrated, as well as the museum’s 50th anniversary.

Blasi said the museum is partnering with the Green River Chamber regarding the city’s anniversary and with the University of Wyoming for Powell’s expedition. She also said the museum is planning events focused on its own anniversary in 2019.

 

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