Evanston - Evanston, WY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 41° 16.278 W 110° 57.257
12T E 503829 N 4568875
This historical marker is located along Bear River Drive in Evanston, Wyoming.
Waymark Code: WMEMGH
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 06/14/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Situated outside the Uinta County Fairgrounds, on the north side of Bear River Drive, this historical marker reads:


Evanston was established by the Union Pacific Railroad Company late in 1868. In the first county election, September 6, 1870, Evanston was chosen county seat. Union Pacific Railroad shops moved here in the fall of 1871. Timber and sawmill operations were the leading business. Cattle and sheep ranching became the basic industry of Uinta County. In the ‘70s and early ‘80s, a Chinese Joss House one of the three in the United States, attracted thousands of Chinese for Chinese New Year’s Day ceremonies. About four hundred Chinese normally lived in china town and worked in the Almy coal mines. The Joss House burned on January 26, 1922.
Marker Name: Evanston

Marker Type: City

Group Responsible for Placement: Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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