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About Evanston

In 1868, the Union Pacific Railroad was in construction near present-day Evanston. In November, Harvey Booth began the settlement of the town by opening a saloon and restaurant in a building described as a tent with a wooden floor. Within a few weeks the settlement had 650 residents. The first train arrived on December 16 and in 1871 a roundhouse was located here along with the depot which gave the city permanence not enjoyed by other railroad towns. It was named after James A. Evans, a railroad surveyor who laid out the city.

The Bear River passes through Evanston, flowing out of the Uinta Mountains to the south. Rolling hills covered with sagebrush with occasional rocky outcroppings surround the town and are typical of the landscape for a good distance in every direction. The Utah border lies just a few miles to the west.

Interstate 80 passes through Evanston, it being the last major stop before reaching Salt Lake City in the westward direction, with an abundance of tourism-related business. It is also an exit point for vacationeers headed towards the Uinta Mountains, Bear Lake, and Yellowstone and Teton National Parks to the north. State Highway 89 heads northward from Evanston, crossing the Utah border several times, and State Highway 150 heads south to the Uintas.

The population of Evanston is 11, 507, and the elevation is a lofty 6,749 feet.

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Street Index

Amethyst Way
Arrowhead Drive
Aspen Grove Drive
Bear River Drive
Beckers Circle
Birch Street
Cedar Street
Center Street
Cheyene Drive
China Mary Road
City View Drive
Cottonwood Street
County Road
Duck Walk
Eagle Drive
Eighteenth Street
Eighth Street
Eleventh Street
Elm Street
Fifteenth Street
Fifth Street
Fourteenth Street
Fourth Street
Front Street
Grant Street
Hayden Avenue
Incline Drive
Interstate 80
Lincoln Avenue
Lombard Street
Main Street
Maple Street
Mirror Lake Byway
Morse Lee Street
Nineteenth Street
Ninth Street
No Name Street
Oak Street
Overthrust Road
Park Road
Ponderosa Street
Prospector Drive
Red Mountain Road
Roosevelt Avenue
Sage Street
Second Street
Seventeenth Street
Seventh Street
Sixth Street
South Valley Drive
State Highway 89
Straight and Narrow Way
Summit Ridge Road
Summit Street
Tenth Street
Third Street
Thirteenth Street
Twelfth Street
U.S. Highway 189
Uinta Street
Urroz Road
Wasatch Road
Washington Street
Willow Drive
Wind River Drive
Yellow Creek Road

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