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 By Dick Blust    People    October 6, 2022

WWI: Rock Springs man died in overseas conflict

A Rock Springs soldier was among the Americans killed in Russia in a little-known chapter in U.S. military history. World War I began in August of 1914, with the Triple Entente of Britain, France,... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    July 7, 2022

Powell Expedition members' descendants visit county museum

Two men descended from members of Major John Wesley Powell's epic river expeditions of 1869 and 1871 down the Green and Colorado Rivers and the Grand Canyon recently visited the Sweetwater County... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    April 22, 2021

Museum researches old GR cemetery

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum is researching Green River’s first cemetery, established in 1862 not far from the site of the Overland Trail Stage Station on the south bank of the Green River. Last week a couple from Colorado, Stuart and...

 By Dick Blust    People    December 23, 2020

A historic Christmas Eve at the Emery House in 1901

By DICK BLUST Sweetwater County Historical Museum While searching through its photo archives recently, the staff at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River came across a unique holiday...

 By Dick Blust    People    December 2, 2020

Green River's wagon bridge

Built in 1896, the Wagon Bridge in Green River was the only non-railway span across the entire 730-mile length of that waterway until 1910. The Overland Stage Route, established in 1862, crossed the G...

 By Dick Blust    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Tales of Sweetwater County

A navy warship named the USS Green River was built and saw service during World War II, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum stated in an article. The Green River (LSM(R)-506) was classified as a...


Tales of Sweetwater County

For four years, from 1938 to 1942, Green River was home to Camp Green River, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, one of thousands like it throughout the United States, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said in a special release on...


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