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Frozen Green River. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
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Frozen Green River

This area of the Green River has historical significance. In the late 1860s, this was the site of a bustling tie hack camp. Lumberjack crews spent the winter cutting trees from the nearby sidehills. They then shaped them by hand into uniform ties and slid them down to the Green River, where a boom across the river held them back and kept them from floating down stream. When spring thaw high waters came, the stockpiled ties were released and swept downstream 130 miles to Green River, to be used by the Union Pacific railroad in building lines. The Rondy sled dog teams rode past a historical sign marking the site during their races.

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