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Emigrants who followed the Sublette Cutoff still had to cross the Green River. They did so usingEmigrant Train of the Oregon Trail crossing the Green River (AHC) one of several ferries located about five miles south of present-day La Barge. The Names Hill Ford, located about six miles south of LaBarge on U.S. 189, was the best fording site but was still treacherous unless the water was low. The Names Hill Ferry also operated in this area. One mile further north was the Mountain Man Ferry which operated during the peak years of the Gold Rush. It competed with the Mormon Ferry which is located yet another mile north. Many emigrants drowned while attempting these crossings and were buried along the Crossing the Green Riverriverbanks.

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Mormon Ferry: Lincoln County, Wyoming. T26N/R112W

Mountain Manís Ferry: Lincoln County, Wyoming. T25N/R112W

Names Hill Ferry and Ford: Lincoln County, Wyoming. T25N/R112W

Travel north from the town of Green River on SR 372 until it merges with U.S. 189. Continue north on this until you see the large sign on the right side of the highway. The Names Hill Ferry site is approximately six miles south of LaBarge; the Mountain Man Ferry is five miles south of LaBarge; and, the Mormon Ferry is approximately four miles south of LaBarge.

National Park Service Comprehensive Management Plan
A large state interpretive panel is located along the river near these ferry sites. None of these ferry sites are listed on the National Register and there are no known threats to them.


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