New from Arcadia Publishing and local author, Barbara Allen Bogart in conjunction with the Uinta County Museum is Evanston the latest volume in the popular Images of America series.
Born when the tracks of the Union Pacific reached this corner of Wyoming Territory in 1868, Evanston has a rich history of railroading, ranching, and mineral extraction. Over the past 150 years, the community has been home to European coal miners and Chinese laborers, railroad workers and oil-field roughnecks, cattle and sheep ranchers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and families whose roots are five generations deep. Its residents have developed a lively social life and a strong sense of identity grounded in Evanston’s historic downtown and the surrounding landscape of the Bear River and the Uinta Mountains.
Highlights of Evanston:
• Includes never before published images from the Uinta County Museum, the Uinta County Library, the Evanston Urban Renewal Agency, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming State Archives as well as private collections.
• Chronicles the story of Evanston’s development from its establishment in 1868 through the energy boom of the 1980’s.
• Devotes an entire chapter to “Pride and Preservation” projects in the Evanston community.
*All proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Uinta County Museum Foundation.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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