Expedition Island

S of Union Pacific RR bridge, near E bank of the Green River, Green River, Wyoming

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Description 

This was the embarkation point of Major John Wesley Powell's 1871 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers and possibly for his 1869 trip as well. On these trips, Major Powell explored the last large land area unknown to European-Americans in the mainland United States. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 24, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000056
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Water-related; Conservation area
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1869; 1871
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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