Evanston
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Title:Evanston
History:Evanston Post Office was established on February 8, 1871 in Uintah County, Wyoming Territory. Charles I. Deuel was the first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) A prosperous and growing city, the county seat of Uinta County, on the Union Pacific Railroad, in the southwestern part of the state. Located on the Bear River near the Uinta and Medicine Butte Mountains. Coal of a high grade is produced in abundance. Evanston has all the modern city improvements, electric light, water works, a beautiful city park, a fine depot with park, excellent public and business buildings and nice residences. A new postoffice building costing $184,000, a new county court house, and a public library building costing $11,000. Illuminating oil of a high grade is found in quantities near, and a large production is certain. Farming and stockraising are the leading industries of the surrounding country. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
County:Uinta
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:City in Uinta County Wyoming named for John Evans, a former governor of Colorado. (Gannett, 1905) Evanston is the seat of Uinta County and takes its name from John Evans, a civil engineer, who founded it in 1869. It is a coal-mining and commercial center and a division point of the Union Pacific Railroad, with machine shops, icing plants, and other buildings. (Guidebook of the Western United States) Station was located, June 9, 1869. It was named in honor of J.A. Evans, a surveyor on the Union Pacific. The township was surveyed June 1, 1870; lots were offered for sale June 25; E.S. Whittler bought the first lots. The first election was held on September 6, 1870. Evanston was chosen for the county seat by a small majority of the voters over Merril. The growing city of Evanston is situated on the Lincoln Highway and the Union Pacific Railroad which is the main industrial development of the county. Evanston is located at the corner of the southwestern part of Wyoming. (Morris, 1897)Evanston Post Office was established on February 8, 1871 in Uintah County, Wyoming Territory. Charles I. Deuel was the first postmaster. (Wyoming Post Offices) A prosperous and growing city, the county seat of Uinta County, on the Union Pacific Railroad, in the southwestern part of the state. Located on the Bear River near the Uinta and Medicine Butte Mountains. Coal of a high grade is produced in abundance. Evanston has all the modern city improvements, electric light, water works, a beautiful city park, a fine depot with park, excellent public and business buildings and nice residences. A new postoffice building costing $184,000, a new county court house, and a public library building costing $11,000. Illuminating oil of a high grade is found in quantities near, and a large production is certain. Farming and stockraising are the leading industries of the surrounding country. (Wyoming State Business Directory, 1910-11)
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Topic:Evanston. Bogart, Barbara Allen. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2009.; Behind the scenes at Evanston. Payton, E. T. Cheyenne, Wyoming : Wyoming Labor Journal, c1923.; "Evanston, Wyoming Territory" Evanston Age October 10, 1872
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Document ID:11141669

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