Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire

Rendezvous - Birth of an Empire (HM1IYS)

Location: Pinedale, WY 82941 Sublette County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 52.788', W 109° 58.936'

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The river below is the Green. The mountains to the west are the Wyomings (Bear Rivers). Those to the the east, the Windrivers. Along the river banks below are the Rendezvous sites of 1833, 1835 (New Fork), 1836, 1837 (Cottonwood), 1839, 1840 and Fort Bonneville. Trappers, traders and Indians from throughout the west here met the wagons from the east to barter, trade for furs, gamble, drink, frolic, pray and scheme. The Indians, Deleware and Iroquois brought in by the Hudson Bay Company, Snakes, Bannocks, Gros Ventre, Flatheads, Nez Perce, Crows and Chinoocks here made the their first contact with the white man. The warring Blackfeet did not participate. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company, Hudson Bay Company, Captain Bonneville, Wyeth and free trappers controlled the trade. The people of God, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Mr. and Mrs. Spalding, Samuel Parker, Father Desmet, Jason Lee, and W.H. Gray tempered the hilarity. Jim Bridger, Milton and Bill Sublette, Tom Fitzpatrick, Joe Walker, Joe Meeks, Kit Carson, Baptiste Gervais, Bob Jackson, Moses (Black) Harris, Lucien Fontenelle, Etinne Provot, Henry Fraeb, Andy Dripps, Robert Campbell, Henry Vandenberg, Sir W.D. Stewart and the artist A.J. Miller all were part of this and left their names imbedded in the annals of the west. Scattering for the value of a beaver plew and to see what was beyond the horizon, their trails became the highways of an empire at the const of many a violent death.
Placed BySublette County Museum and Historical Society & U.S. National Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 583115 N 4747969
Decimal Degrees42.87980000, -109.98226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.788', W 109° 58.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 47.28" N, 109° 58' 56.16" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-191, Pinedale WY 82941, US
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