Hilliard, Wyoming
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 41° 08.365 W 110° 50.550
12T E 513218 N 4554245
This historical marker for Hilliard, Wyoming is located at mile marker 11.5 along Highway 150, south of Evanston, Wyoming.
Waymark Code: WMENRN
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 06/20/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

This historical marker is situated on the west side of the road, just south of the Highway 150 junction with Uinta County Road 173. There is a large turn-out with other informational signs. The marker reads:


The first settler in Hilliard area was John Myers who arrived in the middle of late 1850s. He worked at Fort Bridger in 1857, and in 1860 made his home on the Bear River where the Salt Lake Trail (California/Mormon Trail) crossed the river, a place called Myers' Crossing. Homesteaders arrived in 1860, many of whom later worked in the timber and charcoal industry during the time of the Union Pacific Railroad. Timber was cut in the Uinta Mountains with logs floated down a flume and delivered to charcoal kilns in Hilliard and Piedmont. The charcoal was used by the Union Pacific Railroad and in smelters in Utah. The town was named in 1873 after an early railroad conductor, Reuben T. Hilliard. In 1877, Hilliard was the third largest shipping point along the railroad. During the sheep shearing season, the population of the town expanded to over four hundred. Thousands of pounds of wool were shipped east and west. The shipping station was closed in 1900. Thereafter, the post office was discontinued and the town of Hilliard became a memory with only the descendents of the original settlers remaining to work their productive ranch lands.
Marker Name: Hilliard, Wyoming

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

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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