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

Transcontinental Railroad

 
 
Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
1. Transcontinental Railroad Marker
Caption: (bottom) Map of the Pacific Transcontinental Railroad.
Inscription. The most important event in the development of this area was the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. The tracks came into Wyoming Territory in 1867. Many towns, now vanished, preceded the graders, bridge builders, tie hacks, and gandy dancers. Gone are Hampton, Elmhurst, Bridger Station, Antelope Station, Leroy, Piedmont, Aspen and Altamonte Stations, Tapioca, Bear Town, Spring Valley, Hilliard City and Mills. Their importance to the permanence of Uinta County will long be remembered.
 
Erected by Timeless Tracks, Incorporated; City of Evanston, Wyoming; United States Forest Service; United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Scenic Byways Program; State of Wyoming, Department of Transportation; Interpretive Graphics; At Home Services.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 41° 9.467′ N, 110° 51.049′ W. Marker is in Evanston, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on State Highway 150 near County Route 75, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9998 Wyoming Highway 150, Evanston WY 82930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2015
2. Transcontinental Railroad Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Aspen Tunnel (here, next to this marker); Bear River City (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans (a few steps from this marker); Meyers Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Historic Trails (a few steps from this marker); Mormon Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hilliard City and Piedmont (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hilliard, Wyoming (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Evanston.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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