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Evanston in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Evanston

 
 
Evanston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
1. Evanston Marker
Inscription. 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 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.
 
Location. 41° 16.278′ N, 110° 57.256′ W. Marker is in Evanston, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on Bear River Drive 0.2 miles east of Wyoming Highway 89, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Uinta County Fairgrounds. Marker is in this post office area: Evanston WY 82931, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Highway — Sunset Cabins (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wyoming State Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Uinta County Library (Carnegie Library) 1906
Evanston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
2. Evanston Marker
At entrance to Uinta County Fairgrounds
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Evanston Downtown Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Brick Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Uinta County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bear River Watershed (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wyoming's Sagebrush Sea (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Evanston.
 
Also see . . .  Joss House - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
 
Categories. Asian AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Evanston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
3. Evanston Marker
View to west along Bear River Drive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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