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By Brie Blasi
Green River Historic Preservation Commission 

A Green River doctor's life remembered


Courtesy Sweetwater County Museum

Dr. John H. Gilligan

An auction took place at the historic Gilligan Ranch in Boulder, a few months ago.

It featured many artifacts belonging to the Gilligans and their relatives, who were prominent citizens in early Green River and the surrounding areas. Luckily for the Sweetwater County Museum, a very generous donor, Jonita Sommers of the historic Sommers Homestead, was in attendance and determined to acquire the medical supplies of Dr. John Gilligan in order to donate them to the museum. The items that she donated, including historic medical equipment, medical books and manuals, and physician's records, tell...

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