Articles written by Dick Blust

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 By Dick Blust    People    December 7, 2023

County museum hosts presentation for GRHS students

The Rocky Mountain fur trade was the topic this week for over a hundred Green River High School Wyoming History students at a special presentation hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    October 26, 2023

Excellent turnout for County Museum's Día de los Muertos event

More than two hundred people attended the Sweetwater County Historical Museum's special Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event at the Clock Tower Park in Green River on Saturday. As featured in... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    August 31, 2023

Tollgate Rock and the evolution of a highway

Just west of Green River, standing between Wyoming Highway 374 and Interstate 80, is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Sweetwater County - Tollgate Rock. 374 passes along its western base and...

 By Dick Blust    People    June 15, 2023

The Pony Express rides again

This year's Pony Express Re-Ride passed through Sweetwater County right on time Monday, stopping to change riders and horses in Granger at 3 p.m., the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said in a... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    April 20, 2023

Museum partners with school districts on third grade social studies curriculum

The Sweetwater County Museum Foundation and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum are partnering with County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 to produce a social studies textbook on local history... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    March 9, 2023

Have your letter carried by the Pony Express

Application forms for a special letter to be carried along this year's National Pony Express Association (NPEA) Pony Express Re-Ride are now available in Green River at the Sweetwater County Historica... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    February 2, 2023

Old West revolver at museum showed signs of extensive use

A frontier-era handgun recently researched by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum showed signs of extensive use. Museum staff determined the handgun to be a .45-caliber, six-shot Colt Single... Full story

 By Dick Blust    People    January 26, 2023

Wyoming's state seal scandal

Wyoming's state seal was officially adopted just under 130 years ago, but two of the proposed seal designs that preceded it caused quite a scandal. From 1869 to 1890 Wyoming was a U.S. territory,... Full story

 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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