Evanston Wyoming - Established 1868
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 16.120 W 110° 57.870
12T E 502973 N 4568582
Quick Description: Evanston Wyoming was established in 1868 as a major division point on the Transcontinental Railroad.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2010 7:58:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMA70P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member caverspencer
Views: 12

Long Description:
As the Transcontinental Railroad was pushed westward by the Central Pacific crews, Evanston became an important permanent division point for the railroad. As the railroad proceeded west beyond this point, it left the relatively flat plains of southern Wyoming and entered the mountainous territory of eastern Utah. The railroad (now the Union Pacific) has played a key role in the economic fortunes of the city in the many years since it was established.
Marker Name: Evanston Wyoming

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: None Given

Date Dedicated: None

Marker Number: None

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Addtional Information: Not listed

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