Monthly Archives: February 2015

Green River and Formations, Wyoming

This image shows a bend in the Green River in Wyoming as it passes two large rock formations.

J1281 Photo by Laura Dexter

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Green River runs along the Palisades and Toll Rock west of Green River, Wyoming.

–These formations are the result of many millions of years of erosion where softer rock has been removed leaving the harder rock behind. This photo likely dates from the 1950s.

Rock Formations, Green River, Wyoming

These exposed rock outcrops are typical of the geologic formations found near Green River, Wyoming.

J1278 Photo by Art Dexter

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Nature’s rock garden at the west side of Green River, Wyoming.

–The formations are known as buttes, to distinguish them from the larger flat-topped formations called mesas. This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Court House, Green River, Wyoming

This image shows the historic Green River Courthouse. It serves at the county courthouse for Sweetwater County in Wyoming.

J1276 Photo by Art Dexter

The description states:

GREEN RIVER COURT HOUSE, in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, with the Oregon Trail Memorial. In the background can be seen the famous Castle Rock.

–This card likely dates from the 1950s.