Uinta Realty, Inc.
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1049 Main Street
Evanston, WY 82930
Uinta Realty, Inc. | Evanston Wyoming
Evanston Area Guide
Located in southwestern Wyoming amongst looming mountains, rushing rivers, and sky-scraping plateau flats; Evanston is a railroad settlement and shipping capital turned recreational hotspot and industrial powerhouse. Known for its crisp mountain air, pristine local waters, and endless natural resources, Evanston has quickly become one of the most beloved settlements in Wyoming!
The earliest historical records of Uinta County were left thousands of years ago by indigenous peoples in an effort to capture their proud traditions and rich lineages.
The rugged expanse of Wyoming later attracted multitudes of adventurous pioneers seeking better lives after the Louisiana Purchase.
This initial trickle of settlers was eventually transformed into a torrent by the Gold Rush of the nineteenth century, and later fueled further by the advent of catalyzing technologies such as steam boats and coal powered rail cars.
Early arrivals to the area fancied it for its scenic beauty and untapped potential which allowed them to earn their living by hunting, ranching, and driving horses.
The year 1846 saw the first European and American arrivals to the area, employees of the American Fur Company seeking to make a fortune by exporting pelts of the area’s diverse wildlife.
More settlers would arrive by drifting down the Missouri River upon flat-bottomed boats while fishing the deltas dressed in deer skin and beaver pelts.
Evanston is named for James E. Evans, a surveyor for the Union Pacific Railroad who, in the 1860’s, arrived with Harvey Booth after the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1868. These two would later open a saloon catering to the recreational interests of nearby tent towns.
Soon after the railroad connecting Evanston to the East was completed in the mid-1800’s, work was begun on machine shops and private businesses in the surrounding area, giving Evanston stability other temporary settlements did not enjoy.
By the 1880’s, Evanston was the cattle shipping capital of Wyoming, Montana, and Utah.
The area became known for its abundant timber, clean water from the Bear River, and prolific coal mines. Early on, many residents of the township were immigrant railroad workers, giving Evanston a rare diversity and rich historical makeup.
Evanston also became a major stop along early highways connecting southwest Wyoming to both Idaho and Utah. The Lincoln Highway ran through breathtaking canyons east to west from East Service Road to Bear River Drive on Front Street until it eventually became Interstate 80.
Recently, Evanston has enjoyed a booming resurgence due to a major boost in the 1980’s from growing oil industries, as well as natural gas deposits and other major industrial sectors.
Currently, Evanston has become one of the energy industry’s biggest innovators, as it is the site of a large-scale wind farm.
Fossil Country Frontier Museum
Uinta County Museum
Parks and Recreation
Evanston rests beneath the base of the legendary Uinta Mountains amidst semi-arid plains of rolling wilderness. The highly elevated plateau land is fed by major rivers, lush patches of brush interspersed with rolling meadow, and incredible views from atop ancient rock formations.
The Bear River is Evanston’s natural playground, with crystal-clear mountain spring water rushing over ancient, polished river stones. The area offers top-notch tubing, kayaking, fishing, rafting, as well as mountain biking, hiking, and sight-seeing.
The Evanston Parks and Recreation Department oversees the operation and maintenance of public parks, protected spaces, and municipal facilities including golf courses, ice ponds, athletic fields, community centers, and ski areas.
Evanston Wyoming Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation
Recreation and Fitness Center
For a complete listing of these sites as well as a brief description, directions, and amenity statement, please refer to http://wy-evanston.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=111
Broken Arrow Archery Range
Lyman Koa Campground
Attractions and Activities
Thanks to electrifying annual events and festivals, delicious local barbeque and restaurants, and exciting outdoor activities available year-round; there is never any shortage of entertainment and fun in Evanston.
East Canyon Resort
Diamond X Guest Ranch
Rockport State Park
Powder Ridge Village Resort
Powder Mountain Winter Resort
Boulder Mountain Ranch