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In the winter of 1869, the little town of Evans, Colorado, was abuzz with excitement. The Denver Pacific Railroad completed the track that connected Denver to the Union Pacific line in Cheyenne, making Evans a major hub for travelers and home to the railroad superintendent's office. In its early years, Evans welcomed new settlers almost every day. Veterans, innkeepers, businessmen, educators, farmers, and many others chose to make their home in "the Queen City of the Platte." While Evans experienced a few setbacks over the years, it continued to grow and thrive. Now home to nearly 19,000 people, Evans has the distinction of being the oldest town in Weld County, with a rich history full of exciting characters who had a vision for this little town on the plains.
ISBN: 9781467131216
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 179
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sarah Arnusch is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado's College of Humanities and Social Sciences and works for the City of Evans. As a native to northeastern Colorado, she enjoys reading and writing about local history. The information in this book has been gathered from the Evans Historical Museum collection. Exhibits showcasing important people and events in Evans history will be on display at the Riverside Library and Cultural Center opening in 2014.