Green River, Utah photograph collection, 1883-1938  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Green River, Utah photograph collection
Dates
1883-1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
92 photographs
Collection Number
P0077
Summary
The Green River, Utah photograph collection contains general views of the town of Green River, photographs of buildings and industries, including cattle, mining, and the railroad. The collection also contains portraits of individuals, views of the river, photographs taken on the Neville Expedition and the Burg-Holmstrom Expedition, both in 1938.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Green River, Utah collection consists of 91 photographs of scenes, buildings, industry, and people in Green River, Utah, dating from 1883 to 1938. The first 76 prints were donated at an unknown time and by an unknown donor; unfortunately no records were kept at that time. The remaining fifteen negatives were donated by Dr. Greg Thompson in 1994; Dr. Thompson obtained the negatives from Donald O. Anderson of Salt Lake City. Prints were then made from the negatives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Town of Green River PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Early History
  • 1: Outlaws? (on print is caption "AMBUSH GORGE GREEN RIVER UTAH [illegible] 1889")
  • 2: Horse team pulling Fresno scraper. Building railroad
  • 3: 3 men, 1 woman near river; two men with guns
2
General Views
  • 4: Green River, 1907
  • 5: "Green River 1908 or 09 looking north from where the city building now stands"
  • 6: Main Street, 1909
  • 7: Panorama 1910 (negative available)
  • 8: "Green River Main St. looking north from the Depot about 1912 or 1913"
  • 9: Panorama shot of Green River 1921
  • 10: Green River, 1930
  • 11: Green River aerial view (undated)
3
Buildings-Homes
  • 12: "Taken about 1900 showing station and Palmer House"
  • 13: Palmer House (negative available)
  • 14: Wimmer Ranch, Green River
  • 15: Old cabin
  • 16: Old cabin (seven men standing in front)
  • 17: Old cabin (river in background, two men sitting on chairs in shade)
  • 18: Early cabin
4
Buildings-schools
  • 19: 1893 School (negative available)
  • 20: Elgin School house
  • 21: "1st School Bus 1908-1912, driver Ben Brisley, Carl Layman-standing in back"
5
Buildings-stores
  • 22: Blacksmith shop (exterior)
  • 23: Blacksmith shop (interior)
  • 24: Drugstore (interior)
  • 25: "J.T. Farrer Store-this side of river after 1883. People in picture: in buggy, Back-Left to Right: Alta Larsen-Eva Farrer; Front of buggy-Amasa Larsen-Mrs. J.T. Farrer-George Farrer; on porch-John Loveridge-J.T. Farrer; on bicycle-Earnest Farrer" (negative available)
  • 26: "Fruit Grower's State Bank, Green River, Utah" 1909
  • 27: Metropole Hotel 1937 (sic: the dress of the people in the picture, plus context of rest of photographs, plus quality of photo, do not look like it was taken in 1937; this seems to be mis-labeled)
  • 28: "Palace Hotel Green River , D.& R.G. Ry. C.R. Savage, Salt Lake" (handwritten caption on photo) (sign on front of building reads: "Green River Board and Lodgings. N. Packer. Cigars & Tobacco")
  • 29: "Old Restaurant and Saloon on Long St. East side of street across from Florence Seeley home. The men are L. Johhny Jones and R. Frank Howlet"
  • 30: Opera House, 1907 (negative available)
6
Industry-cattle
  • 31.: Cattle ranching (men dogging cattle in yard)
  • 32: Cattle loading (cattle in pen, town in background)
  • 33: Cattlemen (man on horse with gun over shoulder)
  • 34: Branding cattle (taken from unidentifiable published book or article in magazine)
  • 35: Cowboys-mealtime with chuck wagon in background (taken from unidentifiable published book or article in magazine)
7
Industry-melons
  • 36: Early cantaloupe sheds (line of wagons loaded with melons) (negative available)
  • 37: Eating watermelons
  • 38: First Melon Days (sixteen men, women, children eating watermelons)
  • 39: Peach orchard
8
Industry-mining
  • 40: "Oil rig on the desert near Green River about 1915. The men in the picture are two of the Gillies brothers and a Mr. Daling" (back of photo says: "Tasker Oil Rig")
  • 41: "Mining for vanadium about 191[5?] ___?___ ___?___"
  • 42: Early survey party (two men, three loaded donkeys)
  • 43: "Hauling vanadium from Henry Mts to G.R." 1915
  • 44: Early mining (four men in front of cabin and some sort of mining apparatus)
  • 45: Uranium mine (three men shoveling ore)
9
People
  • 46: W.F. Asimus (tall man left of car) (large group of people standing in front of building labeled "L.D.S. Church" and car with "...ty Millionth Ford" label on side)
  • 47: Joe Biddlecome
  • 48: Joe Biddlecome (on horse)
  • 49: Ellsworth and Emery Kolb, Cataract Canyon U.S.G.S. Survey, 1921
  • 50: J.T. Farrer
  • 51: Tom Farrer
  • 52: Dan Gillis (note interesting stickpin)
  • 53: Bud Milton
  • 54: Chris Halverson (taken from newspaper or magazine article)
  • 55: Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom
  • 56: Charles Swasey
  • 57: Lilly Tomlinson (with baby)
  • 58-59: George Thurman
  • 60: Ross Wheeler
10
Railroad (Denver and Rio Grande)
  • 61: Railroad station 1883
  • 62-63: Rail yards, water tower, town in background, 1910
  • 64: Railroad bridge, narrow gauge (train on bridge)
  • 65: Railroad bridge (some sort of work engine on bridge, crews clustered around and on top of it)
  • 66: Railroad bridge
11
River
  • 67: "Ferrying Sheep, Green River..."
  • 68: Early camping (camp on sandbar in Labyrinth Canyon below Green River)
  • 69: Fording river in buggy
  • 70: Repairing dam (diversion dam below Swasey Rapid?)
  • 71: Waterwheel below railroad bridge
  • 72: Railroad bridge and ferry with wagon and team
  • 73: Ashley Falls, Green River (NOTE: totally out of context, photograph taken in 1871 by E.O. Beaman, with Powell 2nd expedition. Photograph is of rapid on Green River approximately 100 miles below Green River, Wyoming, now under Flaming Gorge reservoir)
12
Tasker Well
  • 74-76: Tasker oil well
13
Nevills Expedition (1994 Addendum)
  • 77: Norm Nevills and Elzada Clover in boat
  • 78: Unidentified crew member on boat
  • 79: Don Harris and Lois Jotter on boat
  • 80: Lois Jotter
  • 81: Don Harris
  • 82: Boats passing under railroad bridge
  • 83: Launching boats
  • 84: Eugene Atkinson
1938
14
Burg-Holmstrom Expedition (1994 Addendum)
  • 85-86: Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom
  • 87: Haldane "Buzz" Holmstrom on boat
  • 88: Amos Burg (Left), Buzz Holmstrom (Right)
  • 89: Amos Burg and Orrin Kyle Anderson standing in front of Burg's boat CHARLIE
  • 90: Camp scene; Buzz Holmstrom (Left), Amos Burg (Right)
  • 91: Buzz Holmstrom's boat JULIUS F. (Fruit Growers State Bank in background)
1938
15
Churches
  • 92: Presbyterian Church, Green River, Utah. Postcard
1918

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Green River (Utah)--Description and travel--Photographs
  • Green River (Wyo.-Utah)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints1883-1938
  • Portrait photographs1883-1938