High Desert Chapter

Green River, Wyoming

Advancing the Legacy Since 2003

The High Desert Chapter was organized in 2003. Daughters chose the chapter name, High Desert, to represent the area of Sweetwater County, the largest county in Wyoming, where the majority of chapter members live.

Although attendance remains small, chapter meetings are held monthly with members focusing on honoring our country’s veterans and researching local cemeteries.

The chapter is proud to have one Daughter serving as a state committee chair.

About Green River

The town of Green River lies in Sweetwater County, and was one of the few towns along the Union Pacific railroad that existed prior to the railroad’s arrival. When the Union Pacific finally arrived, they found a town of about 2000 residents and permanent adobe buildings that incorporated in 1868 in what was then the Dakota Territory. The town was originally created by “tie hacks” who cut timber in the mountains, floated the logs down the Green River, which flows nearby, then shaped them into rail ties at the town of Green River. The Union Pacific eventually established their division point at the town of Green River. The town was officially incorporated under the new laws of Wyoming on May 5, 1891.

The town of Green River annually hosts Flaming Gorge Days, a community festival called  “Southwest Wyoming’s Weekend of FUN!”