Today’s Pilgrim Train stopped at a mission that is a little over two hours southeast from the Orem area in Green River, Utah. Located on the banks of the Green River, a major tributary of the Colorado River. is the city of Green River. During the early to mid-1800’s an Old Spanish Trail trade route passed across the area and eventually a settlement was started as a river crossing for the U.S. mail. A ferry and way station was set up on the east side of the river in 1876 and eventually became a popular stopover for travelers with a ferry for transporting people, supplies, and animals across the river. Then in 1883, the line commonly known as the Utah Division of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, was built and a formal train station was opened. The west side of the river became known as "Greenriver" (later changed to Green River and
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