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Uinta County Markers
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — A Path Well-Traveled
Southern Wyoming has served as a major travel corridor since the mid 1800s – and for good reason. Emigrants traveling west needed safe routes where food and water were available. Guides familiar with the region determined the best route was across the basins of Wyoming, passing north of the southern Rocky Mountains. Over the next century, stagecoach routes, railroads, telegraph and telephone lines, and roadways would be established along this corridor. Emigrant Trails 1843-1869 . . . — Map (db m67756) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — Almy
Nineteenth Century railroads were dependent upon coal for fuel. The vast coal reserves of southern Wyoming helped determine the route of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad and were the basis for Wyoming's first energy boom. Communities sprang up along the line and several with coal deposits or rail facilities survived. Coal mines were opened in the surrounding Bear River Valley in 1868. Dreams of prosperity lured miners from England, Scandinavia, China, and from throughout the . . . — Map (db m36537) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — Bear River Watershed
The Bear River Watershed spreads across 7,500 square miles of mountain and valley lands that encompass portions of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Bear River is the main tributary to the Great Salt Lake and is the longest stream in the western hemisphere that does not empty into an ocean. Crossing state boundaries five times along its 500-mile path—the watershed is entirely enclosed by mountains, which form a huge basin with no drainage outlets. Basin Geology The Bear River Basin is . . . — Map (db m67972) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — Evanston
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 Unita 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 . . . — Map (db m67738) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — 183 — Evanston Downtown Historic District
The National Register of Historic Places Wyoming Place No. 183 — Map (db m36492) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — 78 — First Brick Church
In February 1873 a branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized in Evanston by President William Budge, of Bear Lake Valley, Idaho. On May 23, 1873 William G. Burton was ordained bishop. On June 24, 1890 this ward was incorporated under the laws of the state of Wyoming and named Evanston. The board of trustees were James Brown, Thomas Parkinson, John Whittle, Frank Mills and Arthur W. Sims. In 1890 this group, with James Brown as Bishop built the first brick church in Wyoming. — Map (db m36400) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — Lincoln Highway — Sunset Cabins
The Lincoln Highway was established in 1913 as the nation's first coast-to-coast automobile route. It consisted of existing roads that were marked with the distinctive Lincoln Highway logo. Perhaps the most famous means of identification was a concrete post with a Lincoln Head Medallion as seen here. This marker was an Eagle Scout Project placed here November 8, 2003 by Evanston Boy Scout Joseph Platt, Troop 200. This marker was donated by Bruce Hudson of Evanston, Wyoming. In . . . — Map (db m67739) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — The Wyoming State Hospital
In 1886, the Territorial Legislature established the Wyoming State Hospital, originally named the Wyoming State Asylum for the Insane, to provide care for mentally ill citizens. The site chosen for the hospital was at the southern edge of Evanston on a hill overlooking the town. The first building, completed in 1887, contained male and female wards, offices and staff living quarters. It burned in 1917. The remaining buildings at the north end of the grounds – all of red brick and of . . . — Map (db m36549) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — 105 — Uinta County Courthouse
The National Register of Historic Places - Wyoming Place No. 105 Uinta County Courthouse — Map (db m37232) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — 183 — Uinta County Library (Carnegie Library) 1906
The National Register of Historic Places Wyoming Place No. 183 Downtown Evanston Historic District — Map (db m36477) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Evanston — Wyoming's Sagebrush Sea
Your trip across Wyoming takes you through vast expanses of shrublands made up mostly of sagebrush. To the casual observer this landscape may appear desolate, but sagebrush shrublands are diverse and home to a variety of wildflowers, birds, and animals. Wyoming has more sagebrush than any other state, occupying more than 50% of its lands. Different species of sagebrush have distinct elevation, soil, and moisture requirements. Of the 13 different types of sagebrush found in Wyoming, six of . . . — Map (db m67971) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Fort Bridger — Fort Bridger
Established As a Trading Post in 1843 U. S. Military Post On the Overland Trail June 10, 1858 to October 6, 1890 This monument erected by a few interested residents of the Community in the year 1914 — Map (db m36619) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Fort Bridger — HW 3 — Hastings Cutoff - Muddy Creek
"At three o'clock p.m. we crossed Muddy Creek, a beautiful clear stream of water with a pebbly bottom, and camped on the west side after traveling 3 miles during the day ... we had a pretty campground... The brethren sang hymns for the President; it was a delightful evening." Thomas Bullock, July 9, 1847 — Map (db m36566) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Fort Bridger — Jim Bridger
1804-1881 Famous mountain man, trader and scout Donated by the Fort Bridger Historical Association Dedicated 8-8-08 Artist David A. Clark — Map (db m13650) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Fort Bridger — 511 — Muddy Creek Camp and Crossing
The Muddy Creek Camp, which was northwest of this marker and on the west side of the Muddy Creek was used by Brigham Young's first group of Mormon pioneers who arrived here on July 9, 1847. Thomas Bullock reported that the brethren sang hymns for President Brigham Young, and they had a delightful evening. This camp had good water and plenty of grass, and the animals were well-fed by the tall bunch-grass growing along the creek. Erastus Snow described the campground as "very pretty." . . . — Map (db m36573) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Fort Bridger — Old Fort Bridger Pioneer Trading Post
The fort was established about 1842 by Jim Bridger discoverer of Great Salt Lake; notable pioneer, trapper, fur trader, scout and guide. Bridger was born at Richmond, Virginia, March 17, 1804 and died at Westport, Missouri, July 17, 1881. His unerring judgement regarding problems of trappers, traders, soldiers, emigrants and gold-seekers, bordered on the miraculous, and his advice was universally in demand in the early history of this state. Bridger has been prominently recognized as . . . — Map (db m36596) HM
Wyoming (Uinta County), Lyman — The Mormon Pioneers
Erected by The Members of the Woodruff Stake in Honor of The Mormon Pioneers Who passed this point Wednesday July 7, 1847 and in subsequent years — Map (db m36620) HM
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