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Brown's Park

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This broad valley on the Green River, also known as Brown's Hole, was a rendezvous point for fur trappers. Fort Davy Crockett (1838–1844), on the east bank of Green River in Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge, was described by Thomas Jefferson Franham in 1839 as “a hollow square of one-story log cabins, with roofs and floors of mud constructed in the same manner as Fort William [Bent's Fort]. Around there we found the conical skin lodges of the squaws of white trappers.” Only an archaeological site remains. Brown's Hole was also a hangout for outlaws such as Butch Cassidy (George Parker) and the Sundance Kid (Harry Longabough), who spent some time at the extant ranch of Anne Bassett, the queen of cattle rustlers.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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