Near Evanston in Uinta County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Work began on the tunnel in November 13, 1899, and was completed October 9, 1902. It was a single-track tunnel until the Altamont Tunnel was constructed in 1947 and completed November 19, 1949. A side adventure to the tunnel from Mirror Lake Scenic Byway may be taken on an unimproved dirt road east of the Bear Town interpretive site.
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° 9.468′ N, 110° 51.046′ W. Marker is near Evanston, Wyoming, in Uinta County. Marker is on State Highway 150 near County Route 75, on the left when traveling south. 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 Transcontinental Railroad (here, next to this marker); Bear River City (here, next to this marker); Native Americans (a few steps from this marker); Meyers Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Historic Trails (within shouting distance of 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.
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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 228 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.