who followed the Sublette Cutoff still had to cross the Green River. They
did so using
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 riverbanks.
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.
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Comprehensive Management Plan