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Over 1000 Hotel Rooms and Western history…Cowboys…Buffalo…Trains…
and Magnificent Beauty. Downtown Evanston is rich with history from the restored
Union Pacific Roundhouse to the Joss House Chinese Museum, a Chinese Temple.

March 2018 July 2018 Aug 31-Sep 3 Evanston Cowboy Days
23-24 Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic 4 Fresh Air, Freedom & Fun Festival – Fairgrounds
Festival – Roundhouse Complex – Hamblin Park
City Fireworks at Dusk September 2018
April 2018 9-13 MAT Camp 8 Demolition Derby – Fairgrounds
14 Evanston Woman’s Conference 13-14 Evanston Rodeo Series
– Evanston High School – Fairgrounds October 2018
21 Evanston Car Show & Annual Brew Fest 18 Hunter’s Widow Night
May 2018 – Downtown Evanston – Historic Downtown Evanston
5 Cinco de Mayo – Fiesta Machine Shop Jul 26- Aug 4 Uinta County Fair
11 Wizard of Oz – Evanston Middle School – Fairgrounds November 2018
16-17 Santa’s Workshop
June 2018 August 2018 – Machine Shop & Roundhouse
2 36th Annual Renewal Ball – Roundhouse 4 Evanston Car Cruise – Hamblin Park 29 Annual Downtown Openhouse
2 Free Fishing Day for the State of Wyoming 3-5 21st Annual Roundhouse Festival & Light Parade
8-10 Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament – Historic Roundhouse & Railyards
15-16 Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament 24-25 Bear River Rendezvous December 2018
15-16 Evanston Rodeo Series – Fairgrounds – Bear River State Park 9 Evanston Civic Chorus Messiah Concert
22-23 Beer, Brats, & Bluegrass Festival Aug 31-Sep 3 Fort Bridger Rendezvous – Davis Middle School
– Depot Square – Fort Bridger, WY
29-30 Evanston Rodeo Series – Fairgrounds

Live Horse Racing Every Saturday and Sunday June 30 - August 19 at Wyoming Downs
Farmers Market Every Thursday July - October at Depot Square • Music In the Air at Depot Square July 5-August 30

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Delight in the splendor of southwest Wyoming!

cross the vast, high desert vistas to the in Lyman or Cowboy Days in Evanston, and visit cu-
majestic, snow-capped mountain peaks, and rio shops, or the J.C. Penney Flagship store in Kem-
into the quaint, western-oriented commu- merer. Jog along a peaceful pathway where meadow-
nities that make up southwest Wyoming, larks croon a distinctive melody, or picnic alongside
travelers will discover a place unlike any other, host a rippling stream beneath a whispering cottonwood
to dozens of fascinating sites to visit and entertaining tree. Tee off at Purple Sage Golf Course in Evanston
things to do. Casual visitors and dedicated adventur- or Fossil Island Golf Course in Kemmerer, or take in
ers alike will find a lot to like in this unique part of the a movie or a stage production at a local community
West. theater. The entertainment possibilities are endless.
From hiking and biking to horseback riding and True to its Wild West reputation, visitors can also
fossil hunting, the surrounding wilderness areas enjoy any number of western-inspired events, such as
beckon visitors to experience the wonder of the great the annual Evanston Rodeo Series or the Fort Bridger
outdoors. Mountain Man Rendezvous. Watch as cowboys com-
Travel a scenic byway to dozens of nearby camp- pete, roping cattle and riding broncos and bulls, or
ing sites, and find miles of recreational trails. Cast a take a step back in time to see how Native Americans
fishing line across a crystal clear, alpine lake as a doe and mountain men survived in the Old West.
and her fawns wander into view. Or soak in the sun The southwest gateway into the Cowboy State is
and feel the spray of the waves, boating across one of brimming with possibilities for adventures sure to
the area’s many reservoirs. captivate any guest, young or old. Discover a land
For those who prefer city sidewalks to dusty, rich in western lore and hospitality, yet vibrant with
country roads, there is plenty to do and see in town. modern innovations and novelties.
Take in a concert or celebration, such as the Oys- Delight in the splendor that is southwest Wyo-
ter Ridge Music Festival in Kemmerer, Pioneer Days ming — you’ll be glad you did!

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restaurant. its roundhouse, but later built a
Within a few weeks, the site repair facility. When these shops
became a frontier railroad camp closed in the 1970s, the city relied MANAGING EDITOR
with a population of 650. Soon, the on tourism as its major source of Bryon Glathar
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In 1870, Evanston became the dustrial base continues to provide Kemmerer (307) 877-3347
Uinta County seat. Thanks to employment for area residents. Lyman (307) 787-3229
abundant timber and fresh wa- Evanston is also home to the
ter from the Bear River, the 1871 historic Wyoming State Hospital, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in
part prohibited without written permission of the
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publisher. Copyright 2018. Every effort has been made
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give the town economic stability. ter of Historic Places in 2003. Dates, times, locations, prices and other specific data
The city even boasted a large The city currently boasts a popu- are subject to change without notice.
population of Chinese residents, lation of nearly 13,000 residents,
who worked on the railroad. The and is host to a variety of events, We would love to hear
from you!
Chinese population dwindled in including the annual Cowboy Days,
Comments should be e-mailed to bglathar@
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residents remains a part of Evan- ston Airport Days. Evanston, WY 82931. Thank you, and enjoy our
ston’s culture today. From the Much work has also been put magazine. If you have run out of magazines or would
archeological dig at the historic into restoring historic sites within like them distributed to your location, please call (307)
China Town site in north Evan- the city, including the Union Pacif- 789-6560.
ston, to the Joss House and Chi- ic roundhouse and machine shop,
nese gazebo downtown, the Chi- the Hotel Evanston and the Strand
nese influence remains a vital part Theater, which has been renovated
of Evanston’s history and culture. COMMUNITIES page 6
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WELCOME Names Hill....................................... 34 Evanston Cowboy Days..................... 45
The Lincoln Highway......................... 35 Evanston Bluegrass Festival............. 45
Our Communities............................... 4
Tri-State Monument.......................... 35 Evanston BrewFest........................... 47
PLACES South Lincoln Training and Evanston Farmers Market................. 47
Exploring southwest Wyoming’s Event Center.............................. 35 Evanston Rodeo Series.................... 47
open roads................................... 16
Bear Lake........................................ 17
ACTIVITIES Fort Bridger Rendezvous................... 48
Fossilfest ........................................ 48
Bear River State Park....................... 18 ATVing the High Uintas..................... 36
Fishing............................................. 36 Pony Express Re-Ride....................... 49
Chinese Gazebo Gardens................. 18 Pioneer Days Celebration................. 49
Bear River Ice Ponds........................ 20 Golf................................................. 38
Hunting ........................................... 39 Oyster Ridge Music
The Bear River Greenway.................. 21 Festival......................................... 49
Pine Creek Ski Resort....................... 40
Fort Bridger State Historic Site......... 22 Wyoming Downs Racetrack.............. 50
Snowmobiling.................................. 41
Fossil Butte National Monument...... 22 Raspberry Days................................ 50
J.C. Penney Mother Store and Museum.23 Ice fishing........................................ 41
Evanston Roundhouse
Historic Depot Square...................... 26 EVENTS Festival......................................... 50
Museums......................................... 28 Bear River Rendezvous..................... 42 The Arts, Inc. Concert Series............. 51
The Oregon-California Trail................ 32 Ceili at the Roundhouse Sled Dog Race................................. 51
Ghost towns of Southwest Wyoming.32 Celtic Festival............................... 42
Evanston’s Historic Roundhouse Dolittle Car Show............................. 42 CALENDAR
& Railyards................................... 34 County Fairs..................................... 43 of EVENTS......................... 52

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COMMUNITIES from page 4 second-run films and more. State Park is within the city, and
after it was gutted by fire just a few The city also serves as a hub there are virtually limitless oppor-
years ago. Now called the Evan- for recreational opportunities in tunities for hunters, fishermen and
ston Cultural Center, the theater southwest Wyoming. The beautiful other outdoor enthusiasts.
offers community productions, Uinta Mountains are just 30 miles Find more information about
special events, and will soon show south of Evanston, the Bear River Evanston at

ridger Valley is a lush green valley with rivers three main towns of the Bridger Valley. Smaller com-
running through it, with all the amenities of munities in the area include McKinnon and Burnt
modern day life and a touch of the old west with Fork, Robertson, Carter, Urie, Lonetree and Mill-
the presence of the ranching community, livestock and burne. These sites form a nucleus for the surrounding
days in the saddle as ranchers take care of their work. ranching areas, and a place for people to identify as
The Valley also is home to those who make their their hometowns.
home working in the trona mines, construction and Carter, once a thriving railroad town, is now just a
many other fields. spot on the line. There are a few residents who claim
Bridger Valley can trace the white man’s influence Carter as their hometown. The depot no longer stands.
on the area back to 1825, when the first mountain man An abandoned hotel sits near the track, lending silent
rendezvous was held on the Henrys Fork of the Green testimony to the need of a room for a night. The town
River in western Wyoming. In 1842, Jim Bridger — for received its name from Judge Carter, the first post
whom the area is named — established a supply post sutler of Fort Bridger, when it was a military post.
on the Blacks Fork of the Green River to cater to emi- These communities in Bridger Valley beckon visi-
grants moving west, as the westward migration started tors and residents alike to take driving tours to see
along the Oregon Trail and other trails. the outer edges of the lush green valley know as the
Lyman, Mountain View and Fort Bridger are the Bridger Valley.

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Come experience something
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The 46th Annual

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

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Aug. 31 - Sept. 3rd, 2018 and Shalayne Hunziker Segundo

at Fort Bridger, Wyoming • Shoots • Knife & Hawk Competition
• Kids’ Games & Candy Cannons • Trader’s Row
Gates open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Mountain Man Run • Cooking Contests
$5.00 entrance fee • Native American Dancers • Entertainment
11 and under are free for the entire family • Much, Much More!
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5 nights) Check with 0370 or Bridger Valley 234 S. 300 W.Lehi, Ut. 84043
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o many firsts happened at traced back to the
Fort Bridger, a town, that days of the Pony
can trace its existence to the Express, when Fort
mid-1800s when Mountain Man Bridger was a stop
Jim Bridger opened a supply post along the service’s
on the westward trails for the early route.
pioneers. American Le-
Bridger was a free trapper, a man gion Post 36 hosts
who didn’t answer to any company. an annual July 4
He saw the demand for fur was celebration, com-
on its way out as Eastern gentle- plete with parade
men were no longer wearing top and barbecue. The
hats made from beaver pelts. But celebration in Fort
the country had started to move Bridger plays to
West and “Go West, young man”
became a cry for the country. In
the Valley and to
visitors as patrio- FORT BRIDGER
addition, Fort Bridger had the first tism comes alive in the Valley. on the Lincoln Highway. The Black
newspaper in Wyoming, the first All westward travel passed and Orange Cabins and the office
schoolhouse, the first piano west of through Fort Bridger including the buildings of the state site are listed
the Mississippi and so much more. stagecoach line and later the Lin- as facilities that existed on the old
The town boasts one of the old- coln Highway. Lincoln Highway route and now is
est postmarks, as well. The use of The Jim Bridger Trading Post in part of the I-80 Interstate across
the mail system in the area can be town is an actual business, that was southern Wyoming.

rugged Uinta Moun- such as Little League baseball
tains, Mountain View during the summer. It and the
offers year round scenic river walk offer a safe place
access to the Wasatch- for rest and relaxation, and is
Cache National Forest, inviting to visitors and residents
Flaming Gorge Reser- alike.
voir and the beautiful Mountain View plays host to the
Southwest Badlands. Veterans Freedom Festival during
Mountain View the summer, which honors area
derived its name from veterans and serves to make citi-
a ranch at the base of zens appreciate their citizenship.
the mountain, nestled In addition, the town has started
on the northern slope a tradition at Christmas time in
of the Uintas. The which the trees in the town park
town was platted on are awash with Christmas decora-
Feb. 26, 1898, signed tions, bring joy to Valley residents
MOUNTAIN VIEW byW.H. Harvey, and and anyone who ventures past the

ountain View promotes recorded March 30, 1898. Moun- park during the Christmas season.
itself as the “Gateway to tain View offers a peaceful, small Find out more about Mountain
the High Uintas.” town atmosphere. The town park View at www.mountainviewwyo-
With a panoramic view of the often plays host to Valley events

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from the high school Celebration in July. It includes a
into town. In addition, parade, ranch rodeos, barbecue and
the southwest end of events relating to Lyman’s heri-
town joins the walk- tage. The town also forms the stage
ing path that travels for the Bridger Valley Christmas
through the Bridger Festival in December in which the
Valley along the Lin- Lyman High School is turned into a
coln Highway corridor plethora of enticing gifts for giving
to Fort Bridger. Both at Christmas. The festival, sched-
paths are excellent for uled for Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, hosted by

LYMAN walkers and runners,
and are used year
the BV Chamber of Commerce, also
includes a lighted parade down Ly-

yman offers many amenities round by outdoor enthusiasts. man’s Main Street on Friday night,
in a small town atmosphere. The Heritage Farm and town Nov. 30. Santa arrives for a special
It is one of the oldest towns park are excellent for family gath- visit to ride through the parade and
in Uinta County. As the town has erings or celebrations. The Bridger go to the high school so Valley chil-
grown, it has stayed community- Valley Heritage Museum is in the dren can have their pictures taken
oriented and has an excellent Lyman Town Hall. It preserves with him.
school system. and showcases the heritage of the Find out more about Lyman at
The town boasts a walking path valley. Lyman hosts a Pioneer Day www.

his western town, located With the addition of railroad ac- Arena.
on the old Oregon Trail and cess, the town became a popular Located south of Cokeville is
U.S. Highway 30, has a his- place for sheep ranching, peaking the Cokeville Meadows National
tory that reads like fiction, includ- in 1918 when the town was infor- Wildlife Refuge, part of the U.S.
ing stories of the Whitney Brothers mally known as the "sheep capital Fish and Wildlife Service's Na-
and the robbery of the State Bank of the world." tional Wildlife Refuge System. The
of Cokeville; early female politi- During the winter, the Pine Creek Cokeville refuge was established
cal activist Ethel Huckvale Stoner,
elected more than 80 years ago;
and the "Cokeville miracles of
Ski Area provides great runs. Lake
Alice is a scenic drive and short
hike away, and the mountains call
in 1993, and its wetlands provide
excellent habitat for a variety of
migratory and resident wildlife
1986," documented in the 2006 to hunters, fishermen, snowmobil- species. Fortunately for wildlife,
book “Witness to Miracles: The ers and nature lovers year-round. but unfortunately for visitors, the
Cokeville Elementary School Today, Cokeville boasts a small refuge is currently closed to public
Bombing.” school system with top-notch aca- access.
After several decades on the map, demics and athletics, a municipal For more information about the
the sage-covered land of Cokeville airport, senior center, and is home Cokeville community, visit www.
was finally incorporated in 1910. to the Pioneer Stockman's Rodeo

stablished in 1935, LaBarge is a tiny mountain surroundings aren't enough to attract visitors, the low
town located 47 miles north of Kemmerer on crime rate and laid-back lifestyle will do it.
U.S. Highway 189 at the north end of Lincoln Hunting and fishing are big industries in the area.
County, just across the line from Sublette County. Located on the Green River, LaBarge Creek and near
Some consider it a place to stop off on the way to the Fontenelle Dam, LaBarge is an ideal spot for the out-
Grand Tetons or Yellowstone, but LaBarge is the ideal doorsman. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains at almost
place to stay and play awhile. 8,000 feet, this small community of about 500 resi-
LaBarge is know as the "Home of the Frontier dents is an ideal place to take a break from the hustle
Trapper." If its breathtaking scenery and the peaceful COMMUNITIES page 12
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Your last stop on the way to Flaming Gorge or the High Uintas…

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COMMUNITIES from page 10 fast, parade, team roping, concessions, live music,
and bustle of the big city. recreational activities and, of course, fireworks.
And despite its small size, there are a variety of ac- Other annual activities include a beach party in
tivities for residents offered through many local orga- June and the Dolittle Car Show in August. Both
nizations, including churches, the library, community events are held on the town's main thoroughfare and
center, senior center and local elementary school. organized through the community-minded Eagle Bar.
The town hosts an Independence Day celebration Stop by the town of LaBarge when you're in the
every year that is complete with a community break- area. It truly is a city for all seasons!

oal mining, quarrying, Triangle is the hub of the town's Fossil Butte National Monu-
ranching and oil and gas summer activities, which include ment, about 12 miles west of
development have been the FossilFest and the Oyster Ridge town, is a great place to visit to
economic mainstays of Kemmerer Music Festival, the largest free learn about the area's prehis-
since its founding in 1897. Today, music festival in the state. tory, and there are also several
descendants of many of the origi- Kemmerer is known as the private quarries in the area where
nal mining families still live and "Fossil Fish Capital of the World” individuals can dig for their own
work in Kemmerer, and many because of its location relative fossils.
of the original ranching families to the Green River Formation, a Kemmerer, although small,
continue to operate in the area. fossil-rich rock unit that produces boasts two famous sons: former
The Kemmerer business dis- large volumes of fossil fish. Fossil L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss,
trict is centered around the town hunters from all over the world and James Cash Penney.
Triangle, one of only a few such come to the Kemmerer area to tap Penney opened his first store,
triangles in the country. The into its fossil fish bounty. the Golden Rule Store, in 1902 in

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downtown Kemmerer. He even- store, and is open for tours in the — from snowmobiling to fishing,
tually developed the JC Penney summer months. four-wheeling to hiking to golf,
nationwide retail chain, but the Visitors and residents can learn there is a lot of everything for
"Mother Store" still graces the more about the area's history by everyone in Kemmerer.
Triangle. Penney's former home, visiting the Fossil Country Mu- Find out more about Kemmerer
along with a museum, is located seum. And for those who love at or www.
just down the block from the the outdoors, the area is perfect

iamondville was named for
the glittering, high quality
coal — "black diamonds" —
discovered in the area by Harrison
Church. He identified a rich vein of
the valuable fossil fuel in 1868, and
began searching for investors to
establish a mine.
People of many ethnic back-
grounds came to work in the mine,
and many residents still remember
dances at the Finn Hall. Local resi-
dents who are descendants of origi-
nal Italian families that settled the
area still pass on recipes brought
to the area from the old country.
Housing in the early days was
scarce, and many people lived in
shacks and dugouts in the sides of a
hill. Living conditions improved af- were built out of rock hauled from ebrates the town's mining legacy,
ter the town was incorporated and a nearby quarry. The Diamondville including artwork that honors the
platted in 1898, however. A three- mine closed in 1928, but a retaining 99 miners who died in a tragic 1923
cell jail, the Rock Grocery Building wall along Highway 189 in Miner’s mine explosion.Find out more at
and the Mountain Trading Store Park in Lower Diamondville cel-

ich County, Utah, located honored today at the Bear Lake county, Garden City, is host to
in the northeastern portion State Park. numerous festivals and events
of the Beehive State and Early LDS leader Brigham throughout the year, including
123 miles from Salt Lake City, of- Young and others guided small Raspberry Days, held the first
fers a unique, outdoor experience. colonies south from Idaho to hos- week of August, which draws tens
Rich County is home to portions pitable sites along the Bear River, of thousands of visitors from all
of the majestic Bear Lake, which through Rich County, named for around to enjoy a variety of events
offers 110 square miles of surface Charles C. Rich, an early apostle and purchase luscious extrava-
area and excellent water condi- of the Church of Jesus Christ of gances from the annual raspberry
tions, making it a hub for water Latter-day Saints. The current harvest in the area.
sports and vacationers. towns of Randolph, the county Another event is the Bear Lake
In the early 1800s, trappers and seat, and Woodruff were among Chocolate Festival, held annually
traders first came to Rich County these settlements in the early in February.
in search of new hunting grounds. 1870s. Find out more about Rich
They camped on the shores of With a population of just over County, Utah, at www.richcoun-
Bear Lake to trade, a tradition still 2,000, the largest town in the
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inta County, the south- ter highway system.
western-most county in Evanston was a city
Wyoming, was named for on that route, which
the Uintah Indians, and in their eventually became
language the word means “healing the Lincoln Highway.
waters.” The county covers nearly A young man des-
2,000 square miles. tined to be president
Formed in 1869, Uinta County was on that convoy
has seen its share of change, most and would change
noticeably in its size and its high- travel through Evan-
ways. ston forever — Lt.
When Uinta County was first Col. Dwight D. Eisen-
designated, it covered the entire hower. Eisenhower
western Wyoming border. Yellow- was 29 at the time,
stone National Park was a part of
Uinta County between the years of
and in command of
the tank corps. Tra- UINTA COUNTY
1872 and 1911. But in 1911, Uinta versing the Lincoln Highway, many risen and fallen since that time,
County was reduced to its current vehicles became stuck, battered largely based on the growth and
size, making it the second smallest and broken. contraction of the energy and
county in the state. As U.S. President, Eisenhower natural resource industries. Today,
In 1919, the U.S. Government enacted the Federal Aid Highway the county continues to benefit
deployed a military convoy to travel Act in 1956. This act brought Inter- from oil, gas, coal and wind energy
across the states to see how long it state 80 through Uinta County and production, as well as a burgeoning
would take to respond if there were allowed for better travel, bringing tourism industry.
an invasion on the West Coast, as more visitors into the county. Find out more about Uinta
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Exploring southwest Wyoming’s open roads
outhwest Wyoming is home
to five of the nation’s scenic
byways: the Mirror Lake Scenic
Byway; the Flaming Gorge-Green
River Basin Scenic Byway; the Bridger
Valley Historic Byway; the Muddy
Creek Historic Byway; and the Big
Spring Scenic Backway.
The National Scenic Byways (NSB)
Program was established in 1991,
and reauthorized in 1998. Under the
program, roads may be recognized for
their archaeological, cultural, historic,
natural, recreational or scenic quali-
ties. America’s byways are gateways to
adventure, where no two experiences
are the same.
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
Ancestral tracks, footprints and
wheels from wildlife, Native Ameri-
cans, mountain men, pioneers and Utah’s Uinta Mountains and the man before connecting back to I-80
countless forms of transportation Wasatch-Cache National Forest. at the Bridger Valley Interchange
have been imprinted on the land adja- The Wyoming section of the Mirror (exit 50). The other road section is
cent to this byway. Lake Scenic Byway provides south- the first four miles of Wyoming High-
Driving time in Wyoming is about bound travelers with a panoramic way 410 running south from Urie into
20 minutes, while the entire Mirror view of the Uinta Mountains. This Mountain View.
Lake Scenic Byway can take two to Scenic Byway route peaks at an eleva- The Muddy Creek Historic Back-
three hours, depending on the inter- tion of 10,620 feet on Bald Mountain way incorporates sections of several
ests of the visitor. The Mirror Lake Pass. county roads located south and west
Scenic Byway runs from Evanston, Bridger Valley Historic Byway and of Fort Bridger. The backway route
Wyo., to Kamas, Utah, through the Muddy Creek Historic Backway includes County Road 173, which
western portion of the Uinta Moun- The Bridger Valley Historic Byway begins at the Leroy Interchange (exit
tains. It is reached by taking Wyoming consists of two sections of highway 24) on I-80 and runs south to the old
Highway 150 south of Evanston off in Bridger Valley. One section is Piedmont town site. It also includes
Interstate 80. After about 20 miles, Business I-80, beginning at the Fort a portion of County Road 202, the
Highway 150 reaches the Wyoming/ Bridger Interchange (exit 34) and old Lincoln Highway, and County
Utah border and continues as Utah proceeding eastward through the Road 212, which closely parallels the
Highway 150, taking travelers into towns of Fort Bridger, Urie and Ly- original Emigrant Trail used by 19th

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century pioneers headed for Oregon, from Kelley Guard Station.
California and Utah. Historic markers at both ends of the
Historic sites along the routes Backway in Kemmerer and Cokeville
include the restored Fort Bridger and commemorate the pioneers who trav-
the Piedmont charcoal kilns. Rem- eled this way on the Oregon-California
nants of the original transcontinental Trail and its numerous cutoffs.
railroad grade dating to the 1860s are At the Big Spring Picnic Area, Big
visible north of Piedmont, and visitors Spring bubbles icy cold water from
can retrace the route once taken by deep within a rocky hillside to form
Pony Express riders. a rackety waterfall, creating a perfect
In addition, the routes have sce- backdrop for recreation. Nearby pic-
nic attributes, including views of the nic tables with fire grates and shade
Uinta mountain range. Nearby are make this a wonderful spot to spend
badlands that provided a hideout for an afternoon.
Butch Cassidy and his “Wild Bunch” Flaming Gorge - Green River
gang of outlaws. All sections of the Basin Scenic Byway
Bridger Valley Historic Byway are This byway is the beginning of the
paved, and are included on the state spectacular red rock country of the
highway system. Conversely, most of Green River-Colorado River drainage
the Muddy Creek Historic Backway basin, which runs clear to the Grand
consists of gravel roads, which are Canyon.
maintained during the summer by You can tour Earth’s history from
the Uinta County Road and Bridge surface changes to loose gravel. This your vehicle. You will pass 20 inter-
Department. is Forest Service Road 10062. Stay pretive signs indicating rock forma-
Big Spring Scenic Backway on this for 37 miles until the junction tions and the fossils they contain,
Come cross the same creek the with Wyoming Highway 232. Turn representing millions of years of time
early pioneers waded through. During onto Wyoming 232 toward Cokeville. and transformation. Overlooks, scenic
the years of 1841 to 1868, more than The surface becomes paved again pullouts, visitor centers and nature
350,000 emigrants crossed Wyoming 12 miles from Cokeville. A Bridger- trails abound along the way. Pick up
on their way westward to Utah, Or- Teton National Forest Service map a brochure with more information at
egon and California. You can still see is available from the USFS office in any of the orientation centers.
tracks and ruts left by their wagons in Kemmerer and should be carried While you’re in the area, drive the
some places. when traveling this Scenic Backway Sheep Creek Geological Area Loop.
Take Wyoming Highway 233 north for help in confirming direction and Named after the Rocky Mountain Big-
from Kemmerer. The paved portion of road numbers. Good tires are highly horn sheep that inhabit the area, this
this road changes to oiled gravel north recommended when traveling this site is dominated by the Uinta Crest
of Lake Viva Naughton. Continue Backway. Fault, a section of folded and twisted
north, paralleling Hams Fork into The Forest Service also recommends rock that reveals millions of years of
Bridger National Forest, where the only high clearance vehicles westward geological history.

place for fun all year long, the Bear Lake Valley is a
beautiful rural, historical and recreational setting
shared by Bear Lake County in the southeast corner
of Idaho and Rich County in the northeast corner of Utah.
The crown jewel of the valley is Bear Lake, a large, scenic
lake often called the “Caribbean of the Rockies” for its
intense turquoise blue water. Sitting on one of its many
white, sandy beaches, you can imagine yourself on your
own little island.
The valley enjoys all four of nature’s seasons: spring,
summer, autumn and winter.
Snow ski at two local ski resorts, or enjoy the splendor of
cross-country skiing. Experience the rush of snowmobil-
ing in April during the Snowmobile Hill Climbs at Beaver
Mountain Ski Resort.
Visitors can also enjoy a number of recreational and
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PLACES from page 17 Lake or fly-fish for smaller brook and will be held Aug. 2-4, in beautiful
cultural activities. Jet ski across the rainbow trout in the many mountain Garden City, Utah. The festival is
turquoise water. Sail off into the streams. a family fun event that includes a
sunset. Hunt for the elusive mule July will bring with it many fire- parade, fireworks, a golf tournament,
deer, awesome moose or the majestic works displays across the Bear Lake dance and more.
Rocky Mountain elk. Troll for huge area. Visit for more infor-
mackinaw or cutthroat trout in Bear The Annual Raspberry Days festival mation.

ocated just off I-80 at Exit 6, Additional single-track trails located
Bear River State Park is a free on Uinta County property east of the
day-use-only park that was park are ideal for mountain biking and
established in 1991. The park consists include a pump track course. The park
of 324 acres and is home to small herds is open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. from Oct.
of captive bison and elk kept for public 1 - April 30, and from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
viewing, as well as several species of from May 1 – Sept. 30.
wildlife, giving visitors rare viewing The Bear River State Park Visitor
opportunities and a taste of wild Wyo- Center is home to numerous interpre-
ming. tive wildlife displays that showcase
The park boasts more than 4 miles Wyoming’s impressive array of wildlife.
of both paved and packed-gravel trails The original two bull elk to call the park
along the beautiful Bear River, and it home, “Fred” and “Barney,” are on
connects to Evanston’s historic down- display, as well as more than 40 other
town district via the city’s Bear River full-body taxidermy mounts including a
Greenway trail system. Visitors can beautiful grizzly bear boar, black-footed
enjoy summer and winter activities such ferrets, three golden eagles and four
as picnicking, barbecuing, hiking, run- black bears. from May 1 – Nov. 1.
ning/walking, bicycling, rollerblading, The Visitor Center is open daily from For more information, contact the Vis-
wildlife viewing, fishing, tubing the Bear 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed for lunch from itor Center at (307) 789-6540 or (307)
River, cross-country skiing, sledding on 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. during winter, Oct. 789-6547, or visit
the Buffalo Run sledding hill and much 1 – April 30). An RV dump station is You can also find the park on Facebook
more. located at the Visitor Center and is open and Instagram at @BearRiverStatePark.

he Wing Family Chinese Gazebo York, but still tries to visit his beloved
and Garden, located in Evan- hometown at least once every year to
ston’s Historic Depot Square, rekindle those fond boyhood memo-
includes a pond with several goldfish, a ries. The gazebo and garden not only
bridge, cobblestone and concrete path- serve as a tranquil resting place for visi-
ways, traditional Chinese landscaping tors exploring downtown or the nearby
and an authentic Chinese gazebo. Bear River Greenway, but it also serves
In July 2007, former Evanston as a keen reminder of Evanston’s long
resident and philanthropist Wayman and fascinating Chinese history, as well
Wing designed a 20-foot tall, genuine as, an enduring legacy of the Wing fam-
Chinese gazebo and donated it to the Evanston’s Chinese heritage. ily.
City of Evanston. As a youngster, Wing In return, the City of Evanston raised To learn more about the Wing Fam-
enjoyed playing along Front Street, funds and received donations from ily Chinese Gazebo and Garden, please
attending Evanston High School and the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, the contact the Uinta County Museum at
working in his family’s restaurants. As Evanston Area Community Foundation 1020 Front Street, Evanston, call (307)
a way to express his gratitude for his and several local and regional individu- 789-8248, visit http://www.uintacoun-
positive formative years in the com- als, businesses and organizations to,
munity, the structural architect decided grow and build a Chinese garden sur- find the museum on Facebook or Insta-
to gift the city with a beautiful gazebo, rounding the gazebo. gram @uintacountymuseum or contact
which aptly and elegantly reflected Wing, now in his 90s, resides in New Evanston City Hall at (307) 783-6300.
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Welcome to Bridger Valley
Spend a few hours… or a few days!
July 4 Week of July 24 Approximately
BV Independence Day Pioneer Days Celebration: November 1
Celebration: Parade, Parade, Community BBQ, Angel Tree
Community BBQ and Ranch Rodeo – Mountain View
– Ft. Bridger – Lyman
November 19
Park activities starting at August 18
Annual Tree Lighting
6:00 pm Fireworks at Dusk Freedom Festival
– Mountain View – Mountain View
– Mountain View
September 1
July 14 Holiday Tree December
Horse Pulls Adoption Begins Christmas Craft Fair
– Lyman – Mountain View – Lyman

of Lyman Town of
Mayor Bronson Berg MounTain View
Mayor Scott Dellinger

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ne of the main recreational the Pacific Fruit Express
activities in wintertime is ice Company of California.
skating. Evanston is fortunate By 1914, the icing station
to have the ice ponds, which are not included two large ponds
only picturesque, but are also a natural and nine wooden ice houses
ice surface. located along the railroad
Steve Liechty, recreation center tracks. Many of the icing
division manager, said one of the main station's workers were sin-
winter attractions in the community is gle men from Greece and
skating at the ice ponds. He said there Turkey who lived in small
was a long period of time when water shacks that surrounded the
wasn’t run through the ponds, and they ice ponds. These workers
went dry. But they were refilled and harvested ice in the winter
reopened in the 1980s. and stored it in the ice houses. When said they maintain the ice the best that
“We’ve been doing the ice skating produce cars arrived at the station, ice they can, depending on Mother Nature.
at the ponds since that time — as long blocks were delivered via conveyor to Liechty said there is an annual family
as the ice is good enough to skate on,” a long shed next to the railroad tracks. ice-skating party that they provide with
Liechty said. Men used tongs to carry and drop the Evanston Police Department, held
The Bear River ice ponds are an blocks of ice into hatches at either end every January.
iconic piece of Evanston’s vast history. of the produce cars. By the early 1920s, “During the skating party, ice skate
The ponds originally were used as an faster trains and electric refrigeration rentals are free. We provide hot dogs,
icing station. From about 1897 through made the icing station obsolete. chili and hot chocolate for everyone
the 1920s, a distinctive feature of the Liechty said the parks department who comes out,” he said.
Evanston landscape was the icing sta- measures the ice every day to make The ice ponds are located adjacent to
tion. It was created as a joint venture sure it is the proper thickness for the BEAR Community Pavilion on Bear
between the Union Pacific Railroad and people to walk on, and for skating. He River Drive.

Saturday, October 6th
Triangle Park, Kemmerer, WY
Vendors • Food • Crafts
Beer Contests • Craft and Quilt Classes
Entertainment • Ugly Sweater 5K Race
Concert at the High School at 7 pm
Headliner Ryan Schupe and the Rubber Band
Adults 10.00 Senior / Students 5.00 Family Household 25.00

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Evanston’s river playground!

or those wanting adventure, a sports team practice or have a picnic at
casual stroll, a vigorous jog or a Evanston’s newest, open green space,
chance to glimpse wildlife in its Bear Meadows. This multi-purpose field
native habitat, the Bear River Greenway is perfect for everything from a game of
offers myriad possibilities. The main soccer to an outdoor festival.
trail follows the Bear River, which offers From Bear Meadows, nature enthu-
excellent fishing, whitewater activities siasts can follow the Greenway trail to viduals who have enjoyed, been active
for kayaking, rafting and tubing and the nearby Bear River Ice Ponds, where in or had an interest in outdoor recre-
wildlife viewing. visitors can ice skate or play a game of ation, the Bear River Greenway and/
The Greenway offers a scenic link hockey in the winter or swim and paddle or the Evanston community. Names
from Evanston’s historic downtown to board in the summer. Fitness buffs can are accepted throughout the year to be
Bear River State Park. Along the way, enjoy the Rotary Fitness Trail, equipped engraved on a granite stone marker in
visitors can toss a Frisbee, watch a local with a variety of exercise stations suit- the grove.
able for all ages and health levels. Not far from the pavilion is the Bear
At the BEAR Community Pavilion, Paw Trailhead, which can be accessed
families can enjoy a barbecue outside from the Greenway trail (over Debbie’s
or a special event inside. The pavilion Bridge) or Bear River Drive. The trail-
is available for rent year-round and head is comprised of a covered picnic
features a multi-purpose room (seating shelter, a river access ramp, parking area
for 80), a river rock fireplace, a serv- and public restrooms.
ing/warming kitchen, a covered picnic/ Further east along the Greenway is the
barbecue shelter and restrooms. Near Bear Tales Fire Circle, which was built
the Pavilion is the Memorial Tree Grove, by the Evanston Rotary Club in 2005 to
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PLACES from page 21 and is available for rent. Surrounding Bear Tales Circle, Bear Paw Trailhead
celebrate 100 years of Rotary Interna- the fire circle is a serene wetlands and Shelter or to place a name on the
tional. The fire circle serves as an out- birdwatching inlet bursting with native Memorial Tree Grove marker, please
door classroom and amphitheater and species and nature viewing trails. contact the Evanston Recreation Center
contains a central fire pit. It can also be To learn more about the Bear River at (307) 789-1770 or visit http://www.
used for both private and public events Greenway or to reserve the Pavilion,


n 1841, the famous mountain man take place each sum-
Jim Bridger chose this site on the mer, concluding with
Blacks Fork of the Green River the mountain man ren-
to build a trading post for emigrants dezvous over the Labor
along the Oregon Trail. Day weekend. The fort
During the mid-1850s, the Mormon also offers guided tours.
Church laid claim to the post, saying An addition to the
they had purchased it, but Bridger state site, a few years
claimed they didn’t. Then, in 1858, the ago, included the reno-
U.S. Army was sent west to reestablish vation of the Orange
the supremacy of the United States and Black Cabins just
government when problems later south of the main gate.
arose with the Mormon pioneers. The The cabins served as a
federal government paid the Bridger motel along the Lin-
family for the post when the Army coln Highway and date to the 1930s. year-round, from 8 a.m. to sunset
took control and established a major The cabins, with carports, were an daily. Summer hours at the museum
military installation, vital to the Pony extension of the Rochford Hotel in an and at the replica of the trading post
Express and Overland Stage routes. attempt to serve travelers who wanted are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from May 1
Today, history comes alive as visitors less formal accommodations. through Sept. 30.
enjoy the many restored buildings, The Fort Bridger State Historic Site All activities are historically based.
interpretive displays in the museum, can be reached by taking Interstate For updated information and the fee
and the archaeological exhibit adjacent 80, Exit 34, then going about three schedule, call (307) 782-3842, or log
to the museum. Several special events miles south. Site grounds are open on to

sils in the world Entrance to the monument is free,
FOSSIL BUTTE NATIONAL are protected for
the benefit and en-
and it is open year-round. The visitor
center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00
MONUMENT joyment of present
and future genera-
p.m. from Memorial Day weekend
through Labor Day. The rest of the
tions. year, the visitor center is open from
At the visitor 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on
center you can see winter holidays. From December
more than 400 fos- through February, the visitor center
sils and watch two is also closed on Sundays. The monu-
video presenta- ment grounds, including hiking trails,
tions, and children are open every day. Some roads are
can become a subject to winter closures.
Junior Ranger af- Fossil Butte National Monument
ter completing an earned a No. 5 spot on the latest USA

tep into the Fossil Butte National activity book. During the summer sea- Today 10Best Readers’ Choice list for
Monument visitor center, and son, fossil preparation demonstrations best Wyoming attractions.
travel back in time to the Early and ranger-led tours and talks are of- For more information call (307) 877-
Eocene Epoch. Fifty-two million years fered. Outdoor attractions include two 4455, or to plan your visit, go to www.
ago, this landscape was covered by a hiking trails, a scenic drive, a picnic You can also follow Fos-
large freshwater lake, surrounded by area, and the popular Aquarium in sil Butte on Facebook and Instagram.
palms, and teeming with a multitude Stone program at the research quarry Fossil Butte National Monument is
of fish. At this unique national monu- (offered on Fridays and Saturdays dur- located 15 miles west of Kemmerer just
ment, some of the best-preserved fos- ing the summer). off U.S. Hwy. 30.
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STORE AND MUSEUM Real Cowboy CountRy

n 1902, James Cash Penney opened a small cash and
carry store in the frontier mining town of Kemmerer.
Penney called his store "The Golden Rule," pio-
neering a new marketing idea that set his store apart
from its competitors. Penney became a quick success, ap-
plying the principle of the Golden Rule — "Do unto oth-
ers as you would have others do unto you" — and offering
customers quality merchandise at affordable prices.
From humble branches in coal camps like Cumberland,
JC Penney spread to branches all over the country. In
Kemmerer, the "Mother Store" may look a little different
from most modern JC Penney stores, but it carries the
same products and provides the same value in a home-
town package.
And just down the street, Penney's tiny original home
attests to the retail giant's humble origins. Both buildings
are part of the JC Penney Historic District, which has
been listed on the National Register of Historic Places
since 1978.

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• June 15 & 16
• June 29 & 30
• July 13 & 14
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ocated at the southern end
of the Bridger-Teton National
Forest with the Hams Fork River flowing
through town and the Green River near
by, the Kemmerer area is a fisherman's
paradise! Area reservoirs also offer

plenty of fishing.

e sure and visit Fossil
Butte National Monument
- located 15 minutes from
town. Some of the world’s
best preserved fossil fishes
are found in the flat-topped
ridges of southwestern
Wyoming. You can
also contact area fossil
quarries and “fish” for

52-million year old fish.

he last weekend
in July it’s all
about the MUSIC
- Oyster Ridge Music Festival
to be exact! Wyoming’s
largest FREE Music Festival
and home of the Wyoming
State Flatpick Guitar
Championship has been
happening in Kemmerer’s
downtown Triangle Park for
23 summers now.

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National Monument
National Park Service Get close to the rocks on
U.S. Department of the Interior this 2.5-mile loop. Wayside
exhibits highlight the geology,
paleontology, wildlife, and local

View wildlife and flowers
along this 1.5-mile loop trail
through sagebrush and aspen

Presented mid-June through
mid-August. Group programs
year around, call to schedule.

Nestled along the edge of an
aspen grove 2.5 miles from the

L ocated in southwest visitor center, the picnic area is
Wyoming, Fossil Butte open from May through October,
National Monument weather permitting.
preserves one of the richest
fossil deposits in the world.
Fifty two-million-year-
Free program, allow 1–2 hours.
old fish, insects, birds,
mammals, reptiles, and
plants are nearly perfectly
preserved in limestone. Visitor Center
Exhibits include over 400 Fossil Butte
fossils featuring a thirteen- National Monument
864 Chicken Creek Road
foot crocodilian, the oldest P.O. Box 592
complete bats, and a mass Kemmerer, WY 83101
mortality of 356 fish. Also, 1-307-877-4455
enjoy two video programs,
interactive exhibits, diorama Visitor center open
exhibits and a book store. year round, hours vary
Closed winter holidays
Closed Sundays, Dec.–Feb.
Check website for details

All fossils, artifacts, natural features,
plants, and animals are protected and
cannot be disturbed or removed
from the monument.

Paid for by the Fossil Basin Promotion Board.

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ome to the Uinta County the general store from a
Museum, railroad depot and long past era. Using vin-
Joss House Museum, Evan- tage fixtures and equip-
ston’s historic Depot Square beauti- ment, the exhibit and
fully reflects the broad and storied museum store accurately
past of Uinta County. From the parks depict an old-time gen-
and greenway of Depot Square, one eral store, making it fun
can easily visit the diverse Uinta to learn and shop at the
County Museum, the historic and same time.
beautifully-reconstructed railroad Downstairs, the Uinta
depot and the intriguing Joss House County Museum holds
Museum. many more treasures,
Entering the Uinta County Museum and now includes a
takes one back in time. One large ex- hands-on exhibit for kids.
hibit, “Hell on Wheels: Union Pacific Also on display are vari-
Railroad Towns in Wyoming,” tells ous Indian artifacts and fossils from enormous scale takes up a large part
the story of the Union Pacific in Uinta around the area and across the state. of the floor in the freight area. This
County and throughout Wyoming. Leaving the museum and heading was where baggage and freight was
This fascinating exhibit details the across the plaza, one comes to the weighed before being put on the
lives of railroad workers in Evanston, railroad depot. Built in 1900, the de- trains for shipping. Venturing into the
and contains pictures and artifacts pot served not only as a waiting room main part of the depot, one encoun-
from across the state. for passengers on trains, but was also ters the ticket booth, with a waiting
Another fascinating exhibit is the utilized to ship freight via Railway room to the left and a waiting room
Blyth & Fargo General Store. The Express. to the right. The purpose of these two
museum store is located within the The story comes to life walk- waiting rooms was to keep ladies and
exhibit, which accurately reconstructs ing through the building. First, an children separate and sheltered from

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the bawdy behavior of men. On the la- Centennial celebration, the replica of located at 1020 Front St. in Evanston,
dies’ side of the waiting room, a lovely the Joss House was completed. Now is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
fireplace fills most of one wall. the Joss House Museum displays a through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The railroad depot was acquired vivid collection of memorabilia that Saturday. Museum staff members
from Union Pacific in 1985. Restora- tells the story of Chinese people in gladly give tours of the railroad depot
tion of the historic structure began Evanston and southwest Wyoming. and the Joss House Museum, and
then, and the building has retained One exceptional piece on display is there is no admission fee.
much of its former beauty. the gilded door that originally graced Depot Square is also home to Evan-
Finally, the Joss House Museum the exterior of the Joss House. Saved ston’s Farmers Market. Every Thurs-
completes the tour of the Historic De- from the fire in 1922, the door consists day during summer and early fall,
pot Square. The Joss House Museum of two hand-carved panels, ornately patrons can find fresh fruits and veg-
is a replica of the original Joss House, carved and decorated. The Chinese etables, gourmet breads and cheeses,
which was burned down in 1922. gazebo and garden have also been live entertainment and more.
Fortunately, some artifacts from the added to the Joss
original Joss House were saved and House, adding an
are now on display in the museum. essence of peace
Built in 1874, with each member of and tranquility as
the Chinese community contributing one strolls across
something to the construction, decora- the bridge and sees
tion and furnishing, the Joss House the koi swim play-
served as a temple for private worship. fully in the pond.
Visitors approached the altar of Kuan Evanston’s His-
Kung with candles, incense, food and toric Depot Square
wine. Visitors to the temple could also is a great place to
consult an oracle for advice. learn about the rich
In 1990, as a community project to and diverse history
commemorate the Chinese heritage of of Uinta County.
Evanston for the Wyoming Statehood The museum,

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An 82-year-old tradition

Pizza • Burgers
Sandwiches August 31 - September 3, 2018
Salads Aug. 31:  Kids Activities, Chili Cookoff and Dance
with the Wayne Hoskins Band at the Uinta County Fairgrounds
8 Microbrews & Sept. 1:  Arts & Crafts Booths, Live Fish Catch
Domestics and PRCA Rodeo at the Uinta County Fairgrounds
Sept. 2:  Golf Scramble at Purple Sage Golf Course,
Open Arts & Crafts Booths and PRCA Rodeo
11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Uinta County Fairgrounds
Monday - Saturday
Downtown Evanston Sept. 3: Pancake Breakfast and Labor Day Parade
in Downtown Evanston, PRCA Rodeo
1012 Main Street Sunday  Noon-8 p.m. at the Uinta County Fairgrounds
444-SUDS Lunch & Dinner For more information, visit
or call 307-679-8019
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xplore the region’s rich past! of ads originally printed in
The Bridger Valley Heritage the Bridger Valley Enter-
Museum was originally the prise. It includes a “Buy
Trona Museum, established in 1990. War Bonds” ad dated 1918,
It was dedicated to the trona indus- a Lyman Mercantile Com-
try, to preserve and showcase the vast pany ad dated 1920 ad-
minerals hidden deep within the earth vertising ‘Ladies Drawers’
in southwestern Wyoming, an indus- for 29 cents, wool bathing
try which employs many of southwest suits at $5.29, and sugar
Wyoming’s residents. sold then for four pounds
As time passed, the town of Lyman for $1, a Thunderbird Oil
placed the museum into the hands of Company calendar, dated
the Uinta County Historical Society. 1965, and a Farmer’s and
During this time, the museum’s focus Stockgrower’s State Bank
also changed. UCHS members felt calendar, dated 1924. COURTESY PHOTO

that much of the rich heritage of the Areas in the museum Bridger Valley Heritage Museum, Lyman
Bridger Valley was slowly being lost. showcase the mountain man, Native seum is in the Lyman Town Hall on the
Through hard work and dedication, American and pioneer history. The building’s second floor. The museum
they began to collect and preserve the Union Pacific Railroad, ranching, min- is dedicated to collecting and preserv-
history and cultural heritage of the ing, rich oil and gas fields, domestic ing, researching and exhibiting the rich
pioneers who settled the valley. and community life, military forts and history of Bridger Valley.
The Bridger Valley Heritage Museum military life, the Pony Express and tele- The museum is open mid May-
includes a display set up like a gen- graph routes, the many veterans and September from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
eral store in the early part of the last the wars in which they fought — all had weekdays or by appointment. Call the
century. a part in the development of the area. museum at 787-3525. It is staffed by
The exhibit includes reproductions The Bridger Valley Heritage Mu- volunteers.

Any time of the year is a good time to visit
Municipal Parks Covered Picnic Area
Skate Park Horseshoe Pits
Fishing Pond and so much more!

1936 Harrison Drive,
Evanston, WY 82930
20 Highway 30/189, Diamondville • 877-6676
Fax 307.789.2470

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June 30 thru Aug 19
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he fort,” as it is commonly featured this year. It will be on the use
referred to around Bridger and importance of the telegraph on the
Valley, has been an important early history of the country.
part of the area for well over 150 years, There is a replica of the homestead
and its museum is dedicated to pre- kitchen of Elinore Pruitt Stewart at the
serving that history. museum. In crafting the exhibit, the
In 1841, mountain man Jim Bridger staff was inspired by a photograph of
chose this site on the Blacks Fork of Stewart’s kitchen sent in by her grand-
the Green River to build a trading post son, Mike Wire, and a description writ-
to serve emigrants traveling along the ten by Stewart herself.
Oregon Trail. The pioneer woman’s letters have
During the mid-1850s, the Mormon been compiled in books titled, “Letters
Church occupied the fort, which led to a of a Woman Homesteader” and “The Mormon Handcart Exhibit, Historic
dispute of ownership between the Mor- Adventures of the Woman Home- Trails Diary Excerpts, the Hotchkiss
mon Church and Bridger. They claimed steader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Weapon, The Military Laundress, Lin-
they bought the fort. Bridger claimed Pruitt Stewart,” written by Susan K. coln Highway Exhibit, Chief Washakie
they didn’t. Then, in 1858, when the George. and the Shoshones, Travois Exhibit and
Army took over Fort Bridger, the Army The letter used to construct the a video viewing area.
paid the Bridger family for the site. exhibit was dated March 1, 1929, from The museum is open from 9 a.m.
The Army established a major military Burntfork, and is included in Stewart’s until 4:30 p.m. from May 1 through
installation, which was vital to the Pony book. Sept. 30. During April. the museum is
Express and Overland Stage routes. Other exhibits include Camp Scott, only open on the weekends from 9 a.m.
Today, history comes alive as visitors The Carter Empire, Judge Carter’s to 4:30 p.m.
enjoy the many restored buildings, in- Library, The Utah Expedition, Cowboy/ For more information on the museum
terpretive displays in the museum, and Ranching Exhibit, Col. William Bisbee or events scheduled at the site, call the
the archaeological exhibit adjacent to it. Photos, Military Hospital Exhibit, On- Fort Bridger State Historic Site at (307)
A new communication exhibit will be site Archaeology display, Interactive 782-3842.


Steve and Jean Gray


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ander through history at the local area. Annual museum events
Fossil Country Museum include a March history festival, sum-
in Kemmerer, the local mer campfire chats and a mountain
repository preserving the histories of bike poker run.
Kemmerer, Diamondville, Frontier Visitors to the museum come
and surrounding areas. from all over the country; some even
Exhibits at the museum include come from the past. Volunteers have
bootlegging stills, a replica under- reported hearing children's laughter
ground coal mine, complete with coal and footsteps in the halls when no
mining equipment, a mountain man one else was in the building. Julian
exhibit and a two-bodied lamb. has reported seeing a man and his Sue Giorgis assumed that Julian had
"Our mission is to collect, exhibit, dog in a photo of an antique doll- done the rearranging. Julian assumed
preserve and interpret the natural house. Her great-niece, then 3 years it had been Giorgis.
and cultural history from the area," old, once said she had seen a dog Both ladies are quick to admit that
museum director Judy Julian said. running down the museum's stairs, the apparitions are friendly.
Other exhibits include an antique but Julian could find no supporting In addition to events, exhibits,
church organ, an Italian wine press evidence. When she asked what the information and visits from long-past
— the area was settled by a significant dog looked like, her niece's descrip- residents, the museum also offers af-
number of Italian immigrants — tion sounded just like the dog in the fordable rental space for events, with
blacksmithing tools and other west- photo. rental fees starting as low as $50.
ern memorabilia, including a stage- Every holiday season an antique The museum is located at 400 Pine
coach and wagon. nativity set at the museum is rear- Ave. in Kemmerer. For more informa-
The museum also has a research ranged, and not by anyone on staff. tion about exhibits, events and pro-
library and over 1,000 photographs of The first time it happened, volunteer grams, stop by or call (307) 877-6551.

treasure trove of history, the Jackson architect Kurt Dubbe, the new Bodine family, a treasure trove of the
Uinta County Museum is building echoes the historic features of store’s fixtures, furnishings and mer-
located in the historic Carnegie the original structure. chandise from bygone decades was
Building in Evanston, completed in Just one of the many pleasures of donated to the museum.
1906. visiting the museum is the ability to Visitors will experience what “mind-
A lovely example of Classical Revival meander through a replica of the Blyth ing the store” meant to early Evanston
architecture, the building was de- and Fargo mercantile, long a fixture merchants. In addition, the museum
signed by New York architect Albert on Main Street in Evanston. Blyth and shop (or museum mercantile) moved
Randolph Ross — who also designed a Fargo was a mainstay of Main Street into the same gallery as a “store within
Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. from 1872 to 1981 — although origi- a store.”
In 2008, an expansion of the build- nally as Blyth and Pixley. Visitors are welcome to attend the
ing was completed. Designed by Thanks to the generosity of the museum's regular Brown Bag Thurs-

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day events. Bring your lunch to the nese Joss House, the Wyoming State Evanston. Public hours are from 9 a.m.
museum any first Thursday of the Hospital, the Almy coal mines, the to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and
month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Piedmont charcoal kilns, the Strand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
and enjoy a quiet moment in your Theater, the Hotel Evanston and oth- For more information, please call
busy week, or engage in a lively discus- ers. (307) 789-8248, e-mail museum@
sion on a topic of local history. The Uinta County Museum is lo- or visit www.uinta-
Subjects have included the Chi- cated at 1020 Front St., in downtown

find your fun!
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Follow their footsteps

or immigrants who braved the Lynn Harrell, of the U.S. Bureau of
Sublette cut-off of the Oregon- Land Management, describes the im-
California Trail, Emigrant migrants’ trials as well as the quest to
Springs north of Kemmerer provided a re-discover their path.
much-needed “oasis” after a hard, dry “The Sublette cut-off was the less-
haul. safe route,” Harrell said. “There was the
What awaited them the next day, dry stretch in the Little Colorado Desert
though, was a treacherous descent west of 191.”
down the west side of Dempsey Ridge, Some immigrants recounted 45 miles
the “Devil’s Gangway,” as Cyrus Love- without water, grass or material to
land described it in 1850. build a fire.
The ruts over the ridge are still visible, Other routes were longer, with more
and concerns for preserving the view water and sometimes higher ferry
seen by intrepid immigrants still affects prices. A number of cut-offs cross
current development. Take Dempsey southwest Wyoming, beginning with
Road off Highway 233 north of Kem- American Indian trails. Bill Sublette
merer and follow signs to Emigrant first took wagons through the area in
Springs to begin exploring the area. 1830.

Ghost towns of Southwest Wyoming
terstate 80 onto Leroy Road about 20
miles east of Evanston. Following this
gravel road to the south for about five
miles will lead travelers to Piedmont.
Just before arriving, three charcoal
kilns stand like sentinels along the
Once numbering five, the kilns were
constructed in 1868 by Moses Byrne,
who supplied charcoal for the Utah
iron industry. These beehive-shaped
structures, standing some 30 feet high
with a 30-foot diameter, were placed
on the National Register of Historic
Places in 1971.
Beyond the kilns can be found all
that remains of the town of Piedmont.
First known as Byrne, it was a log-
ging camp prior to the coming of the
railroad. It then became a tent town,

n the latter half of the 19th cen- more oil than coal. As with Piedmont housing railroad workers. It was also
tury, the Union Pacific Railroad and Spring Valley, little remains of home to a roundhouse and a large wa-
came to southwest Wyoming, the once-booming Cumberland coal ter tank at that time. The town’s name
with small camps springing up along camp. was later changed to Piedmont, mean-
the way. Piedmont was established Piedmont ing “at the foot of the mountains.”
as a water and refueling stop before A railroad tie depot-turned-char- Piedmont gained fame in 1869,
the railroad headed over the steep coal burning operation, Piedmont is when some 300 railroad tie cutters
Aspen Hill grade. Spring Valley was perhaps the least known, yet most who hadn’t been paid in some time
intended to be a permanent coal op- accessible, of any of Wyoming’s ghost piled railroad ties on the track, stop-
eration, though early residents found towns. It can be reached by exiting In- ping a train full of dignitaries on their
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way to Promontory Point, Utah, for the
driving of the golden spike signifying
the completion of the transcontinental
The 1901 digging of the Aspen tun-
nel rerouted the tracks around Pied-
mont by several miles, causing the
town’s demise.
Once among the most prosperous
coal camps in the intermountain West,
Cumberland is now only a ghost town
about 14 miles north of Carter, near
the junction of highways 412 and 189.
Coal mining was the sole reason for
the small town’s existence. The Union
Pacific Railroad owned Cumberland,
and four mines in the area fed the
railroad with coal.
Cumberland flourished from about
1900 until the last load of coal was needed. cial quantities. The product had been
taken from the ground in 1930. Spring Valley sold to the coal mines at a good profit.
Residents built homes in two camps, Home of Uinta County’s first oil At about the same time the Knight
appropriately identified as Camp No. boom, the town of Spring Valley, lo- report was released, a Mr. Loran E.
1 and Camp No. 2 and, at its peak, cated southeast of Bridger Valley, was Nebergall struck oil at the Union
Cumberland was home to about 350 established in 1899 when the Union Pacific well. The superior quality of
families. Pacific Railroad opened coal mines in the crude Nebergall discovered caused
Bustling Cumberland had two grade that vicinity. Coal camps like Spring much excitement. Nebergall’s strike
schools, a high school, a post office, a Valley and Cumberland consisted of was in the Spring Valley area where
church, several company stores and its company-owned towns where every- more oil was found in three differ-
branch of J.C. Penney’s Golden Rule thing — the store, the schools, even ent strata, at 450 feet, 650 feet and at
store. the public hall — belonged to Union 1,148 feet.
Immigrants from Poland, Italy, Rus- Pacific. Nebergall bought up large tracts of
sia, Austria and Finland made up the Structures were moved from Almy land around his strike and in a short
majority of the miners. When the coal to Spring Valley when the Almy mines time he succeeded in gaining the
seams began to fail, operations became ceased operations. Some brick struc- interest of Omaha capitalists. This was
too expensive and the mines closed. tures were built to house the 300 the first real oil boom in Uinta County,
Today, the most obvious standing families who were moved to Spring and many local residents invested
remains of Cumberland are the old Valley. Wells that were drilled there their life savings in exploration.
buildings of Ziller’s ranch and saloon, for water produced mostly oil, so In 1902, there were about 15 rigs
just east of Cumberland. These build- potable water had to be brought in on working in Uinta County. Unfortu-
ings are still visible from Hwy. 412, railroad tank cars. nately, boom turned to bust when it
near its juncture with 189. To the west Oil was known to exist in many was discovered that the oil was too
of Cumberland, just off Hwy. 189, is parts of Wyoming, but in most cases difficult to recover in the overthrust
the Cumberland cemetery. Many of was too difficult or too distant from strata, and very little profit was made
the graves mark the resting spots of railroad tracks to recover and trans- by anyone except the landowners.
babies and very young children, attest- port affordably. In 1901 several events Oil later seeped into the coal mines
ing to the difficulty of life in the coal took place that brought sections of in Spring Valley, causing a potential
camps. Uinta County into the oil market. hazard for explosion. The mines were
While walking through the sage- Professor Wilbur C. Knight of the sealed and the housing structures
brush that has reclaimed the site, a Department of Mining and Geology at and mining equipment were moved
visitor can find broken bottles, rusty the University of Wyoming released a elsewhere.
buckets, railroad spikes, tobacco cans report indicating that there were four It took until the 1970s for improve-
and piles of coal, all reminders of a distinct oil fields in Uinta County and ments in technology and transporta-
camp that lived because of coal and that some early pioneers had been tion to overcome the problems of oil
died when the fuel was no longer successful in securing oil in commer- PLACES page 34
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PLACES from page 33 deserted by the early 1940s. Sublet Following WWI, demand for coal
exploration and production, and the and the nearby coal camp of Sublet fell, and mine operations became sea-
boom of that decade greatly changed No. 6 lie to the north of Kemmerer sonal. In 1925 and 1926, coal prices
the face and the economy of Uinta near Willow Creek and along the Oys- increased, and production increased
County. ter Ridge Hogback. again, but in the first five months of
All that remains of the old boom- The Sublet mines were operated by 1927, the mine operated for only 54
town of Spring Valley now are decom- the Kemmerer Coal Company, which days. The last coal was produced in
posing pieces of old wooden drilling in 1897 established its first mine at May of that year, and a new mine,
rigs and tailings from the numerous Frontier, a company town just north Gomer, named after the manager of
abandoned mines scattered along the of Kemmerer. Sublet No. 6, Gomer Reese, replaced
railroad tracks. At the Sublet No. 5 mine, an ex- Sublet No. 6.
Sublet plosion on Sept. 16, 1924, killed 39 The hardscrabble rock provided
In addition to Cumberland, a miners. The various coal camps in the building material for the area. Today,
number of other coal camps operated area closed as the era of underground the most visible reminder of Sublet’s
in the Diamondville-Kemmerer area, mining ended, to be replaced by open glory days is its still-standing jail, with
including Oakley and Glencoe, both pit or strip mining. several tiny stone cells.

n 1912, the Union Pacific Railroad and moved into a newly-built facility
(UPRR) began construction on the in the nearby Union Center Business
many buildings at the 27-acre site Park.
on Evanston’s Main Street to service Since that time, the City of Evanston
and repair engines and rail cars along and the Evanston Urban Renewal
the mainline between Omaha, Nebras- Agency have worked to renovate many
ka, and Sacramento, California. The of the buildings, including the Ma-
complex, known today as Evanston’s chine Shop (2004), the first section of
Historic Roundhouse & Railyards, the Roundhouse (2009), the Oil House
contains a fully intact (four-section) (J.T. and Phyllis Patterson Visitor
roundhouse with a turntable that is Center), the Superintendent’s Office,
still operational and several other the exterior of the Wash Room and
structures. the central plaza and parking areas.
In 1926, the UPRR chose to close The refurbished facilities now serve as
the site, but the citizens of Evanston public event spaces.
rallied and beseeched them to remain Most recently, the City renovated
open as a reclamation plant. The the remaining three sections (approx. able for lease or purchase.
complex operated as such until 1971, 50,000 sq. ft.) of the Roundhouse. To arrange for a tour, reserve a
and the following year, UPRR donated These sections are ideal for a variety building(s) or for more information
the property (with the exception of the of business uses, including retail, light about leasing/purchasing the business-
Power House) to the City of Evanston. manufacturing, technology, office and use sections, please contact the City of
The city leased the site to several rail more. The Roundhouse sections are Evanston at 1200 Main St. Evanston,
car/tank repair companies until 1998 divided by a brick wall and connected or call (307) 783-6300, (307) 783-
when the last tenant vacated the site by an interior corridor and are avail- 6306 or visit


he calendar of the West” — Names Hill, five miles south of LaBarge, holds the names
of many of the pioneers who crossed to the west side of the Green River on the Sublette
Cutoff of the Oregon Trail. Including names of settlers dating back as early as 1822, it
also includes early Native American pictographs.
Among the many who made their mark in the soft sandstone was Jim Bridger, one of the West’s
most famous mountain men. He visited the Hill in 1844 and identified himself as a trapper.
The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1969.
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America’s first coast-to-coast thoroughfare

tep back in time as you tour the vast open spaces, moun-
Lincoln Highway — the nation’s tain vistas and historic
first coast-to-coast thorough- features.
fare — through the scenic landscape of When the highway
southwest Wyoming. Experience the became a reality in 1913,
highway, named for President Abra- it was the first of its kind
ham Lincoln, as it was first envisioned — a structured highway
in 1912 by Carl Fisher, the developer system with each county
of the Indianapolis Speedway and along its route maintain-
Miami Beach, along graded roads of ing a section. The Lincoln
Highway Association (LHA) was also Lincoln Highway era came to a close.
created in 1913 and adopted a red, They still serve as a constant reminder
TRI-STATE MONUMENT white and blue log to direct drivers of a time gone by, but forever cher-
Cokeville along the route. While treacherous ished. For more information, please

tand in three different states in parts, the Lincoln Highway was a contact the Uinta County Museum
at once! Located near Cokev- welcome wonder during the early days at 1020 Front Street, Evanston, call
ille, the Tri-State Monument of the automobile. It truly devel- (307) 789-8248, visit http://www.
offers a view of Idaho, Utah and oped America’s love affair with the
Wyoming. A high-clearance or four- open road and bolstered the belief in Museum, or search Facebook or Insta-
by-four vehicle and a pair of walk- achieving great feats. gram for @uintacountymuseum.
ing shoes up a sage-covered hill will In Uinta County, the Lincoln Lincoln Highway Markers can
bring the visitor to this monument. Highway guided travelers through its be found in five locations in Uinta
Drive 8.5 miles south of Cokeville core, passing an array of notable sites, County. They are:
on Wyoming including Church Butte, Fort Bridger Lyman — County Road 237 (I-80,
Highway 208, Historic Site, the Piedmont charcoal Exits 39 or 48)
turn west at kilns, Eagle Rock, Evanston’s Depot Lyman Town Hall — 100 E. Sage
the marker Square and Roundhouse & Railyards. Street, Lyman (I-80, Exit 39)
and drive In addition, the Uinta County visitor Near Fort Bridger Historic Site
another five will see several concrete Lincoln High- — 37000 Business Loop I-80, Fort
miles, then way Markers, one of which is thought Bridger, (Exit 34)
make a short to be in its original location, having Evanston — Sunset Cabins on Bear
hike to the been placed there by the Boy Scouts River Drive (Exit 6); and Evanston’s
marker. of America in 1928. The markers were Historic Depot Square near Columbo
the final endeavor for the LHA, as the Hall on Front Street (Exit 5).


isitors and newcomers should ter's lobby is a must-see. Visitors will
check out Kemmerer’s commu- want to check out the many fossils
nity facility, the South Lincoln on display. Kemmerer is known as
Training and Event Center. The cen- the "Fossil Fish Capital of the World"
ter, which opened in January 2009, because of the quality and quantity of
is home to cultural events, practical fish fossils found in the area. Embed-
training and community gatherings. ded in the facility's floor are bronze
Events have included concerts, art plaques that showcase replicas of local
exhibits, dances, wedding receptions, fossil fish.
industrial and corporate dinners and The center is available to rent for
even a visit from Wyoming Gov. Matt a variety of events, including private ming Highway 233, just past the Kem-
Mead. parties, family reunions, weddings merer Little League fields and Fossil
Upon entering the building, one or corporate meetings. It boasts a Island Golf Course.
can't help but notice that the roof is fully-equipped kitchen and a patio for For more information, call (307)
designed to represent the majestic outdoor enjoyment. 828-4083 or visit kemmerer-
mountains behind it, and the cen- The center is located at 215 Wyo-
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he scenic beauty of the Lake Wolverine Trail, due to its rela-
Wasatch-Cache National Forest tive brevity and smooth pass. The
in the High Uinta Mountains Lily Lake trailhead is just a left turn
is practically unrivaled throughout off Highway 150 south from Evan-
southwest Wyoming. ston, right across from the Bear River
Tall trees, crystal clear bodies of Lodge, a great restaurant and con-
water and incredible ancient rock for- venience store that also rents ATVs
mations pervade this foreboding yet and other recreational equipment at
irresistible stretch of North American hourly and daily rates.
landscape, located on one of just two The trail crosses the east fork of
mountain ranges on the continent the beautiful Bear River via a Forest trails double as routes for cross coun-
that run east to west, rather than Service-constructed wooden bridge try skiers and snowmobilers, and lo-
north to south. and continues on to the glorious Lily cated along each trail are several yurts,
Thousands of locals and visitors Lake, where campers, fishermen and popular with camping enthusiasts in
alike flock to the region every summer sightseers alike often find a heaven on the winter and summer months. The
to take part in the abundance of recre- earth. yurts are equipped with bunk beds,
ational activities it has to offer. More hardcore ATV enthusiasts propane heat, outhouses and a few
Some people prefer to view the won- often prefer to traverse the Deadhorse basic supplies maintained by the For-
ders of the Uintas from their vehicles. trail system. Located 18 miles south of est Service and volunteers. They must
However, more adventurous souls like Mountain View, the Deadhorse trail be reserved in advance and are often
to dig right into the heart of the area boasts a lot more mileage and treach- in high demand.
on foot or, even more popularly, on a erous terrain, as well as incredible For reservation information, call
four-wheel ATV. scenery. the Evanston Parks and Recreation
The most popular trail is the Lily In the wild Wyoming winter, the Department at (307) 789-1770.

variety of excellent lakes,
rivers and streams abound in
the southwest Wyoming and
northeast Utah areas — including the
Green River, a blue ribbon trout river
located in both Wyoming and Utah.
Green River
From its headwaters in Wyoming’s
famous Wind River mountain range
to its crystal-clear waters below
Flaming Gorge Dam in northeast
Utah, the Green River is widely
known as one of the finest trout
rivers in North America. The river
provides fly fishing enthusiasts with a
unique angling opportunity to fish for
trout that are both large and plenti-
The upper part of the river in Wyo-
ming has become known for its large
trophy-trout — particularly below
Fontenelle Dam and where the river
flows through the Seedskadee Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge. Bear River of Evanston off Wyoming 89, or south
For anglers looking for sheer vol- Offering splendid waters along its of Evanston off Wyoming 150. While
ume of fish, the numbers of rainbow length, the Bear River also boasts fish- a majority of river access is private
and brown trout in the stretch below ing, as well. Along the Bear River, one property, the Bear River State Park
Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah make it can expect to catch Bear River cut- offers public access to this backyard
almost impossible to beat. throat trout. Access is available north ACTIVITES page 38
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ACTIVITIES from page 36 property of the Guild Ranch. The left (east) at the sign and continue one
treasure. ranch itself was homesteaded by the mile to the reservoir.
Blacks Fork River Guild family beginning in 1867. The Meeks Cabin Reservoir
Located southeast of Robertson, the 20,000-plus acre ranch also offers This beautiful reservoir is easy to ac-
Blacks Fork River is a beautiful stretch private hunting during the correct sea- cess and offers a secluded fishing area
of river that cascades through Uinta sons for mule deer, elk and antelope. for those who just want to get away.
County from the Meeks Cabin Reser- Guild Ranch Reservoir is heralded for The reservoir is home to Colorado
voir. The river offers a variety of fish, having some of the finest trophy trout River cutthroat trout as well as moun-
including brook trout, brown trout, fishing around. tain whitefish, and offers camping and
mountain whitefish and rainbow Flaming Gorge Reservoir a boat ramp.
trout. Camping is available along the This popular fishing spot is within To reach the reservoir, follow Wyo-
Blacks Fork River. For access, from a day’s drive of Uinta County, and ming 410 south from Mountain View
I-80, take the Fort Bridger and Moun- offers spectacular fishing opportuni- to the end of the pavement, then fol-
tain View exits and continue south ties. The reservoir is home to burbot, low signs to Meeks Cabin Reservoir.
and east to Robertson, then follow the brown trout, channel catfish, kokanee Free Fishing Day
signs to the Meeks Cabin Reservoir. salmon, lake trout, rainbow trut and The Wyoming Game and Fish Com-
Access to the Blacks Fork River can be smallmouth bass. There is camping mission has declared June 2, 2018,
found along the road to the reservoir. and boating available at the reser- Free Fishing Day, which is held in
Smiths Fork, East Fork Rivers voir. To reach Flaming Gorge, follow conjunction with National Fishing and
These smaller rivers offer a nice US Highway 191 19 miles south from Boating week. Residents and nonresi-
selection of brook trout and rainbow Rock Springs, then turn right on Sage dents may fish Wyoming waters —
trout. To find them, follow Wyoming Creek Road. Another route is to fol- excluding Wind River Indian Reserva-
410 south from Mountain View for low Wyoming 530 south from Green tion and Yellowstone National Park,
seven miles and turn left on County River. which are not regulated by the state of
Road 283 (large dirt road). Follow Sulphur Creek Reservoir Wyoming — without a fishing license
County Road 283 for 6.4 miles and Located just nine miles south of or conservation stamp.
turn right on County Road 285. Fol- Evanston, Sulphur Creek Reservoir Check the Wyoming Game and
low County Road 285 for 2.1 miles offers a chance to get some fishing in, Fish Department’s website at https://
until reaching the Smiths Fork and just about any day of the year. or
East Fork Rivers. The reservoir boasts a number of current regulations for more detailed
Guild Ranch Reservoir brown trout, Bear River cutthroat, information.
Southeast of Evanston, out past rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and If you want to test your skill at any
Piedmont, lies an unassuming reser- walleye. To reach Sulphur Creek of southwest Wyoming’s or northeast
voir called the Guild Ranch Reservoir. Reservoir, follow Wyoming 150 nine Utah’s excellent fishing waters, you
It is nestled deep inside the private miles south from Evanston, then turn will first need to get a license.

he Purple Sage Golf Course
in Evanston captures the
beauty of the American West
and combines the wildness of the
frontier with the tranquil challenge
of golf.
At an average elevation of 7,000
feet, Purple Sage is both figura-
tively and literally breathtaking.
The Purple Sage Golf Course is the
only 18-hole course in southwest
Wyoming, and offers a challenging
course offset by spectacular views.
At just over 7,000 yards from the
black back tees, Purple Sage’s par-72

championship golf course tests your
distance. The five sets of tees keep
play comfortable for golfers of every
skill and ensure a great pace of play.
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In addition, the executive course Dining Golf Course, a double par 5 island
offers families, beginners and busy To enhance your golfing experience, green built in 1920 and designed
business people a chance to sneak in try the Gateway Grille, located in the by noted golf course architect Dick
a quick round of nine holes, in just clubhouse. The Gateway Grille offers Phelps. Nestled next to the Hams
an hour. The executive course comes take-out, delivered directly on the Fork River, it is a challenging nine-
with a smaller price tag, for those course, as well as refreshing bever- hole course whose reputation and de-
new to golfing, or who just need a ages right to your cart. For a sit-down sign draws travelers and locals alike.
refresher. dining experience, the Gateway Grille Club staff organize and coordinate
Nearly every weekend, from the be- offers a world-class menu with excep- many activities throughout the sea-
ginning of the golf season in April to tional service. son, including several benefit tourna-
the last available weekend before the Skiing ments. The club’s season runs from
snow flies, golfers can find a tourna- During the winter months, when April 1 through Nov. 1.
ment at the Purple Sage. To register the greens are covered with a layer of Visitors will find Fossil Island Golf
for a tournament, or to schedule one white, the Purple Sage Golf Course Club at 105 U.S. Highway 189 in Kem-
for your group or organization, call becomes Evanston’s own Nordic cen- merer. For more information, call the
the clubhouse. ter, complete with cross-country ski club at (307) 828-2362 from April
Call the Pro Shop at (307) 789- and show shoe rentals. through November; during the off
2383 for more information, tee times Kemmerer season, call the Kemmerer city hall at
and tournament information. Kemmerer is home to Fossil Island (307) 828-2350.

unting in southwest Wyoming southwest Wyoming offers an excel- pheasant, sage grouse, black bear and
can be challenging, entertain- lent opportunity to enjoy the great mountain lion.
ing and lots of fun for every- outdoors. Before heading out, be sure to check
one involved. Whether you choose to Wyoming offers different hunt- the hunt map area, as well as opening
go alone, with friends or choose an ing seasons for antelope, bighorn and closing days of the season.
outfitter to lead you on an adventure, sheep, deer, elk, moose, wild turkey, ACTIVITES page 40

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ACTIVITIES from page 39
Different species have
different types of regula-
tions regarding licensing and
permits. For the appropriate
regulations regarding archery,
resident versus non-resident
big game licenses as well as
commercial and disabled
veteran licenses, the most
comprehensive and up-to-date

Craft Expo information can be located at
the Wyoming Game and Fish

& Make and Take
Department website, www. There you will
find information regarding such various subjects as raptor

Craft Conference hunting, small game, trapping, watercraft, game birds,
preference points and much more information.

March 2, 2019
The weather in southwest Wyoming can change with-
out a moment's notice. Hunters should be prepared for
rapidly-changing and possibly deadly weather conditions.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hypothermia can be deadly year round. Be prepared with
the appropriate gear before heading into the mountains.
South Lincoln Training & Event Center
he Pine Creek Resort near Cokeville opened for
Want to be a Vendor? skiers in 2010, and it offers a great opportunity for
families to get out and enjoy the snow. It is located
Space $25.00 Email just west of Cokeville and brings in people from as far
away as Utah and Green River.
Or Call 307-727-7061 Available for beginner skiers is a small rope tow; for
Craft Project Information more advanced skiers, a quad lift is also available. Despite
its smaller size in comparison to most resorts, Pine Creek
check with Crafters Cottage is a full service facility, with rentals, lessons, ski store and
Email The resort is open Friday through Sunday and on holi-
days during the ski season. You won’t want to miss this
Or Call 702-239-6001 year’s annual winter carnival on March 10.
Daisy Deco Wreath, Wooden Projects, Kids Crafts, For more information about the resort and everything it
has to offer, call (307) 279-3201 or visit www.pinecreek-
Scrap Book Card Class, Kids Decorating Cookie Class
Must pre-register for wreath class and Bunny Wood Wreath

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SNOWMOBILING A little fur- tempted by experienced riders with
ther north, the snowmobiles designed for deep,
Bridger-Teton unpacked snow. These trails follow
National Forest primitive roads and have longer,
offers snowmobile steeper slopes and may be narrow and
enthusiasts an windy.
expanse of lands Snowmobile trails in the Evanston and
unequalled in the Mountain View ranger districts
United States. On Numerous snowmobile routes
the Bridger-Teton traverse the Evanston and Mountain
National Forest, View ranger districts of the Wasatch-
you can access the Cache National Forest; however, just
continental divide like ATVs, snowmobiles are only al-
snowmobile trail lowed on designated routes and areas.
system, as well as Winter Motorized Use Maps are avail-
an extensive net- able free at the district’s visitor center.
work of groomed Snowmobilers are reminded that

ith its deep powder snow, trails. There are a total of 94 miles of all snowmobile routes and areas are
mountainous terrain and snowmobile trails in the district that closed until there is at least 12 inches
scenic open space, the are designated, marked and groomed of base snow and that all motorized
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest regularly. use, including snowmobiles, is prohib-
has fast become a destination location Trails follow major roadways and ited in designated Wilderness Areas.
for the growing sport of snowmobil- generally have little grade and are Before venturing out, please visit
ing. More than half a million acres relatively wide and straight. They are the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center
are designated for snowmobile use usually well-traveled and easy to fol- website at www.utahavalanchecenter.
across the Forest. And, over 220 miles low. For grooming reports, call 1-800- org for the latest avalanche forecast,
of trails are groomed throughout the OHV- RIDE. as well as avalanche safety tips and
winter, in cooperation with Utah Divi- Ungroomed trails are much more information about how to stay out of
sion of Parks and Recreation. challenging and should only be at- avalanche terrain.

ce fishing in southwest Wyoming is a fun family
activity for winter. From December through as late as
March, families can enjoy this great outdoor activity.
According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department,
families should use caution when out on the ice. Because of
changing water levels and weather conditions, conditions
on the ice can change from day to day.
Before heading out with the family, it is wise to first
check the ice. Clear ice should be at least four inches thick,
while cloudy or milky looking ice, which is weaker, should
be at least twice that thick.
Other precautions should be taken as well. Before head-
ing onto the ice, be sure to have a flotation device for safety,
as well as a rope, ladder and an ice pick. Do not plan to be Sulphur Creek Reservoir, Lake Viva Naughton and Flam-
on open ice during sub-zero weather, and never ice fish ing Gorge Reservoir are popular ice fishing locations in
alone. southwest Wyoming.
Other equipment necessary for ice fishing includes an For more information about ice fishing, contact the Wyo-
ice auger, a skimmer to remove slush from your hole, poles ming Game and Fish Department at or wgfd.
and bait, and a fishing license for anyone over the age of 14. Or, call (307) 777-4600.
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Evanston • Aug. 24-26
he Bear River Mountain Man to step back in time, escape
Club brings the Bear River Ren- your current hectic lifestyle and
dezvous to the Bear River State better understand the contribu-
Park in August each year. tion mountain men made to the
Hunting and trapping has been a development of the West.
way of life throughout the history of Adults and children are
Wyoming, starting with the state’s welcome to dress in pre-1840
indigenous people. In the early 1800s, clothes and take part in the ac-
those who became known as mountain tivities, including a fry pan toss,
men found their way west and took up a candy cannon, kids games
the difficult life of hunting and trap- and more.
ping. After the hunting season, moun- There will be tests of primi-
tain men gathered at a rendezvous tive skills, including shooting black Vendors from across the country
with other mountain men and com- powder rifles and tomahawk throwing. bring their wares of old-time living, like
pany suppliers. Other displays have included trying to pelts, leather crafts, hats, beads, but-
Unlike the rendezvous of old, the throw an atlatl, an arrow-like weapon tons and gun supplies.
Bear River Rendezvous is truly a family used before the invention of the bow For more information, call (307)
event that allows you and your children and arrow. 789-6885.

Evanston • March 23-24
mbark on an adventure into Celtic culture — its art, crafts, dancing
and music, tales of undefeated warriors, magic and fairy tales of
an era long ago. The 2018 Ceili at the Roundhouse is set for March
23-24. It will take place from 3 p.m.-midnight on Friday and from 10
a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday. Come join the fun, two-day event packed with
music and fun for all ages.
The event will headline some of the top artists in Celtic culture. This
year’s festival will feature several headliners, including Teada, Socks in
the Frying Pan and Molly’s Revenge.
The festival includes traditional Celtic music, entertainment, Highland
dancing, children’s activities and educational music and dance work-
It will be held in the Roundhouse and Railyards Complex in Evanston.
All events will be held indoors.
For more information about the festival and events, call Carolee Bowen
at (307) 679-2348 or visit


nce a year, hot rods and flash rides converge on tiny LaBarge, Wyo-
ming, for the Dolittle Car Show, a laid-back event that lives up to its
name even as the cars’ chrome shine demonstrates the hard work
behind the entries.
Every year, the show features dozens of classic cars from enthusiasts in
Wyoming and surrounding states.
In addition to enjoying the classic vehicles and socializing, "dolittlers" of
all ages can keep busy and occupied visiting booths and participating in fun
activities throughout the afternoon and evening.
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at the fair, but there are also many
other exhibits. Projects range from
photography to cooking, metal work
to leatherwork and everything in
Uinta County Fair
Evanston • July 26 – Aug. 4
The Uinta County Fair, held every
August for more than 40 years,
is one of the county’s centerpiece
events. It brings youth, families and
fans from all over the county, state
and region to the fairgrounds in
This year’s fair will be held from
July 26 through Aug. 4 at the Uinta
County Fairgrounds in Evanston,

where there will be all-day entertain-
ment throughout the week.
Events include 4-H and FFA com-

here’s always fun at the fair! learning. There are so many things petitions, livestock shows and sales,
For many locals in our corner to do at the fair that it gives children pig wrestling, a tractor pull, junior
of the West, the county fair is of all abilities and skills something rodeo, ATV rodeo and a variety of
not just something you do in a day — they can do and be proud of. entertainment.
it’s a weeklong event. Visitors and locals alike can take For more information log on to
As hectic as fair week may be, it is a day or an entire week and head, or call the Uinta
an adventure. The fair is about com- to the fair. You can always enjoy County Fair office at (307) 789-4785.
munity, friendly competition and the variety of animals on display EVENTS page 44

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while providing education and enter-
tainment for all ages. Events and activi-
ties at the fair provide a showcase for
the talents and skills of Lincoln County
residents, while offering a friendly,
social atmosphere for everyone.”
For more information, visit www.
Rich County Fair
Randolph, Utah• August 13-18
The Rich County Fair, held in Ran-
dolph, Utah, will be Aug. 13-18. Events
EVENTS from page 43 it’s quilts or photographs, cows, pigs include the traditional 4-H and FFA ex-
Lincoln County Fair or sheep, rodeos or live music, carnival hibits as well as a junior rodeo, fireworks
Afton • Aug. 4-11 games or fair rides, the Lincoln County and a dance at the Randolph City Park.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fair offers a wide variety of fun. Fans can find Rich County Fair and
Lincoln County Fair. Taking place in The fair’s mission is “to preserve Rodeo on Facebook to view more events.
the first full week of August, the fair agricultural heritage, inspire youth to Find out more at www.richcountyut.
has something for everyone. Whether improve themselves and their talents, org.

First Friday
of Every Month
June through September
at Triangle Square Kemmerer, Wyoming

Vendors • Food • Crafts
Entertainment • And More!
For more information
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vanston Cowboy Days will celebrate its
81st anniversary this year. Rodeo is a
historic part of Wyoming, just as breaking
horses was a part of the everyday life of a cow-
boy. The annual Cowboy Days celebration brings
a portion of the Wild West and the life of the
American cowboy front and center for the com-
munity to enjoy. Rodeo is a reflection of Wyo-
ming’s past and echoes the relevance of Western
When it comes to the rodeo, spectators won’t
be disappointed by the PRCA rodeos. They can
expect big names and up-and-coming rodeo stars
each night. Many famous cowboys and cowgirls
have participated at Evanston. Records have
been set and many have qualified for the Nation-
al Finals Rodeos.
This historic celebration hosts numerous events in conjunction
with the rodeo. A few of the highlights include family-oriented
activities, games for the kids, zorb balls, arts and craft booths, kids’
fish catch, miniature bull riding, mutton bustin’ and visits from
rodeo royalty. Monday starts off with a grand and colorful parade
prior to the final rodeo.
Evanston Cowboy Days welcomes authentic cowboys, local com-
munity and visitors to join the celebration of the “Biggest Little
Rodeo in the West,” a destination for family fun and entertainment.
Evanston Cowboys Days is held every year the weekend of Labor
Day. To find out more about the event, log on to www.evanston-

Friday and Saturday, June 22-23
Evanston’s Historic Depot Square
and progressive bluegrass to day’s bands will be the Barton Hills
newgrass and a little rock and Choir, the Good Time Travelers, Lanie
roll. This year, the festival will Lou & the Bird Dogs, Wild Mountain,
even offer reggae music dur- Nu Blu and The Barefoot Movement.
ing a new after-party event. Those with a Saturday pass can also
Friday will kick off the fes- enjoy the after-party, where Pato Ban-
tival from 5:30-10 p.m. in the ton will perform at 10:30 p.m. Those

he Evanston Bluegrass Festi- Beeman-Cashin building with an eve- without a Saturday pass can enter at 9
val is an annual free event that ning of dinner and music. Whipoor- p.m. for $10 to watch Banton’s reggae
helps support educational initia- whill will headline the night with performance at the after-party, which
tives in the community as well as to special guest Ridge Gilmore. Inside will end at midnight.
children living in impoverished areas seating with dinner costs $40; outside In addition to band performances,
around the world. seating for the concert costs $5. there will be music workshops, food,
The festival will take place on Friday, Admission to Saturday’s concerts, beverages and artisan and kids’
June 22, from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, which will run from noon-10 p.m. at booths.
June 23, from noon-midnight. The the Historic Depot Square, costs $20 For more information, visit www.
festival will feature nine musical acts of for adults and $5 for students (chil- or call Kathy
varying musical styles, from traditional dren 12 and under get in free). Satur- Bella at (307) 789-8011.
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Kemmerer High School students Brayden
Joseph McRoberts and Ray Haslam compete
Dearden, Trenton Skidmore, Matthew Garver,
at the Wyoming State Robotics Championship
Coy Taylor,
in two
Arvid Aase shows a boa constrictor to the
Library on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Aase showed
GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis
children at story time at the Kemmerer
the kids reptiles, including a Russian
kinds of snakes. The group learned about
Herald Office manager Rose Capellen
lost the best out of three championship round tortoise, a blue-tongued skink and several

Gazette Office Manager
held in Evanston on Saturday, Feb. 17. Kemmerer in robotics. to avoid predators or sneak up on prey.
in-depth look into what it takes to compete how reptiles hear, smell and even camouflage
matches. Read next week’s Gazette for an

Diamondville council holds meeting Jackson wins ice fishing derby
to the lot near the Rec Center, grant applica-
tions and construction would likely take a
Mark Madia
Herald Sports Editor Ben Bannister

We hope the communities
Gazette Editor
lot longer.
The Diamondville council said they
The Diamondville Town Council held
would write the letter of support, and several
their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20,
council members said they would personally
at Diamondville Town Hall.
donate their time to help the Center move to

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Roxanne Rudy, president of the Kem-
a new location when the time came. FRIDAY,
merer Senior Center board of directors, ap- FEBRUARY
The council also discussed 6th penny 23, 2018
proached the Town of Diamondville during — BRID
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the Senior Center’s potential location move. PAGE A1
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to complete. The communities must submit
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Like other Lincoln County communities,
port for the Center and thanked the Town for Lyman, Wyo $1
their continued monetary support. the council proposed several street renova-
tion projects to be funded by potential sixth COURTESY PHOTO / Angie Jackson ming
When asked about the timetable for the
move, Rudy said if the board chose the old penny tax revenue. Angie Jackson won big at the annual Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Viva Naughton last
winner, and the
of the women’s biggest fish, the hourly Uinta County, site
of Rocky Mount of one
BLM building, “things would move along weekend. Jackson’s catch was the winner

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pretty quickly,” but if they chose to relocate
See COUNCIL, A10 overall biggest fish caught at the derby. Read
next week’s Gazette for a full recap of the

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EVANSTON BREWFEST Evanston • July 21
he 10th annual Evanston BrewFest is set for 1-5 p.m.
on Saturday, July 21, in beautiful historic downtown
Evanston. Many of the downtown establishments ex-
tend the celebration in their own venues on Saturday evening.
The event will include microbrew sampling, live music, food
and street vendors. Utah-based band Natural Causes, featur-
ing KUTV news anchor Mark Koelbel on drums.
The event is hosted by the Evanston Urban Renewal
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Main Street Pro-
motions Committee future projects in the downtown district.
For more information, contact Jane Law at (307) 783-6320.
Find the Evanston BrewFest on Facebook for the latest and
greatest news and promotional details.


eginning the first Thursday gram, started in 2013 and features a host performances every Thursday
after the Fourth of July, the wide variety of locally grown produce from July 5-Aug. 23 during the season.
Evanston Farmers Market com- and artisan products such as honey, Show times typically begin around 6
mences in Historic Depot Square and cheese, jewelry, quilts, freshly made p.m.
runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. pizzas, breads and tamales. Please visit the Evanston Urban
through the first Thursday in October. The farmers market also operates in Renewal Agency and the Evanston
The market, which was formed conjunction with the Music in the Air Farmer’s Market on Facebook, visit
in combination with Good to Grow at Depot Square event, which hosts or call Jane Law
Farms and the Evanston Urban various musicians from around the at (307) 783-6320 for more informa-
Renewal Agency/Main Street Pro- region. This year, Music in the Air will tion.

Evanston • June 15-July 14, 2017

icking off its 26th season in 2018, the rodeo series runs
weekends through June and into July. Rodeos begin at 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday, beginning June 15-16. Events
include local cowboys, along with professionals who travel to
Evanston for the rodeos.
This year’s dates are June 15-16, June 29-20 and July 13-14.
For information about ticket prices, check www.evanstonrodeo- or call (307) 789-5511 as the events approach.
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Aug. 31 –Sept.3
he Fort Bridger Ren-
dezvous on Labor Day
weekend brings to life
the era of the mountain men
who trekked through the wilds
of the Rocky Mountains to trap
beaver pelts.
During this event, you will
be able to rub elbows with
burly mountain men, Indian
braves and their wives and
This year marks the 46th an-
niversary of the annual event.
The rendezvous is the second
largest visitor event in the state
of Wyoming, only outdone by
Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Walking through the state
site, visitors feel as if they have
turned back the pages of time
as they pass buckskin-clad
mountain men, hear the steady beat, the East. era to complement the atmosphere
beat, beat of the tom-toms, see the The rendezvous also was a time for and lend authenticity to the rendez-
Native American dancers perform, relaxing and carousing. The mountain vous.
and see smoke wafting from the tops men weren’t afraid to challenge each In addition, Indians dance at the
of teepees and lean-tos. other to see who was the best in the post bandstand and teach some of
The Fort Bridger Rendezvous is a skills they used daily to stay alive and the steps to the “pilgrims,” or visi-
re-enactment of the annual gathering gather their furs. tors who enjoy the rendezvous. The
of the original mountain men during And today’s rendezvous carries on constant beat, beat, beat signals the
the period between 1825 and 1840. the tradition. Competitors vie to be Indians, adorned in ceremonial dress,
The mountain men came together to the best in things like knife and toma- are about to begin their dances.
sell their beaver pelts and furs, and hawk throwing, best shot with a black The Fort Bridger Rendezvous has
get supplies to last them through powder guns — both men and women had visitors from throughout the
another harsh winter. The Henry- — and cooking in cast iron pots. world, from places such as Germany,
Ashley Trading Company brought the True to providing supplies, there is France and England. It has been
supplies to the men so they wouldn’t a large swath of vendors on Traders’ filmed by other countries, like the
have to make the long, grueling trip to Row. Items sold are of the pre-1840 BBC in England.

FOSSILFEST Kemmerer • June 29-30

very year the communities of Kemmerer and Diamondville host
Fossilfest, a community event full of food, music, games, family
and friends.
Festival events include a family fun night, swim party, parade, basket-
ball tournament, dodgeball, firehose water fights, tractor racing, dance
recitals and concert performances by both locally- and nationally-known
Fossilfest has a little something for everyone, young and old.For more
information, visit
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PONY EXPRESS RE-RIDE Evanston • June 25, 2018
hours. carried by the Pony Express, and the
This re-ride will be a 10-day, first class postage will have a special
24-hour-a-day, non-stop event US Postal service cancellation. Only
involving over 500 riders and the number of letters purchased will
horses. The 1,966-mile route be carried. Anyone wishing to see the
will be over the Pony Express Pony Express riders should be aware
National Historic Trail, from that they may be anywhere from two
Missouri through Kansas, Ne- hours ahead to two hours behind
braska, Colorado, Wyoming, schedule.
Utah, and Nevada to Califor- Riders must be at least 14 years old
nia. It is the longest event held and provide their own pony or horse
annually on a historical trail in to ride.

he 156th anniversary re-ride of the nation, even surpassing the famed Most riders carry the mail a distance
the National Pony Express Trail Iditarod. of two miles. Because of all the fences,
from Sacramento, California, Riders will carry commemorative the Uinta County route is on dirt roads
to St. Joseph, Missouri, is set for late letters in a mochila, Pony Express or beside highways. Spectators are
June. Local riders will receive the mail style. The cachets, honoring Pony always thrilled to see a pony rider gal-
from Utah at the Wyoming/Utah state Express history, will be available for loping along beside the highway.
line around 7:30 a.m on Monday, June purchase by NPEA members, histori- For more details, visit www.xphome-
25. ans, and philatelists. or call Ron Atkinson at
Times can vary by as much as two The envelopes will show they were (307) 799-7846 or (307) 789-3854.


ioneer Days occurs annually around July 24, which marks
the date Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in
1847. Bridger Valley’s Pioneer Days is boasted as the largest
celebration of this date outside the state of Utah, where it is a state
holiday known as the “Days of ’47.”
The celebration in Lyman includes a ranch rodeo, junior rodeo,
flag-raising ceremony, triathlon, community barbecue, parade and
other events. The parade traditionally dates back to when horse-
drawn carriages and wagons were the only means of transportation.
This year’s parade, barbecue and triathlon will be on Saturday,
July 21.
In addition to these activities, the committee also sponsors a
pioneer heritage display which traces back to the community’s early

Kemmerer • July 27-29
town Kemmerer in historic Triangle Festival has something to offer every
Park. music lover. Notable past acts have
Once a year, local residents and included Good Old War, The National
visitors put on their dancing shoes, Parks, Royal Bliss, Ryan Shupe and
grab a lawn chair and flock to the the Rubberband, and the Peasall

Triangle for "the best little fest in the Sisters.
usicians from all over the Rocky Mountain West," which was For details about this summer's con-
country will take the stage born in 1994. cert line-up and associated activities,
at the 24th annual Oyster With just about every musical genre visit www.oysterridgemusicfestival.
Ridge Music Festival, Wyoming's larg- represented — from bluegrass to funk, com, find Oyster Ridge Music Festival
est free music festival, held in down- rock to soul, the Oyster Ridge Music on Facebook or call 1-307-877-9093.
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Evanston • June 30-Aug. 19, 2018
fter a four-year hiatus, the horse races at Wyoming The races are scheduled for 1 p.m. every Saturday and
Downs returned for one weekend in 2013 and Sunday from June 30-Aug. 19 at the Wyoming Downs
hosted a full season of races in 2014-17. The races Racetrack. For more information, visit www.wyoming-
will return to Evanston in 2018. or call (307) 789-7223.

RASPBERRY DAYS Rich County, Utah • Aug. 2-4
ome join in the harvest of the The festival is a fun-filled three-day
delicious raspberry crop during event with Little Miss Berry Pageant,
July and August in Rich Coun- a craft fair with continuous entertain-
ty, Utah. Raspberry Days is an event ment, a parade on the boulevard, a
that brings tourists from all across the rodeo and a 5K run in Laketown.
U.S. and the world to sample these A pancake breakfast is held at
succulent treats. Garden City Park; the event ends with
The Raspberry Days Festival cele- fireworks on the beach.
brates the harvest of the world famous Raspberry Days 2018 will be held
Bear Lake raspberries. The raspberry Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 2-4, in
harvest usually starts about the third Garden City, Utah, at the Garden City 448-2327 or visit the Raspberry Days
week of July and lasts three to four Park, located at 400 S. Bear Lake Blvd. website at
weeks. For more information, call (800) berrydays.html.


oin the fun and excitement of Evanston’s long-running Round-
house Festival. In 2018, the event hosted by Roundhouse Restora-
tion, Inc. and the Hostlers Model Railroad Club, will celebrate its
21st year. Held the first weekend in August, the Roundhouse Festival
features a model train show, model train vendors, roundhouse turn-
table rides, a quilt and art show, food, raffles and train rides for kids.
The festival is free to attend and is usually held in conjunction with
Evanston’s annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale.
This year’s festival will be held Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5 at Evanston’s
Historic Roundhouse & Railyards at 1440 Main St.
For more information, please contact Mike Murphy at (801) 394-
4952 (, or Tammie Corderio at (801) 779-2763
(, or Dan Heiny at (307) 789-0229.
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vanston’s The Arts, Inc. will once again en-
tertain area residents with its annual Concert
Several of the artists participating in the series
will also be offering performances in the schools
while they are here as part of the Specialists in the
Schools Project.
The Arts Inc. board members work hard all year
finding sponsors to help pay for the artists to come
and have to book artists far in advance to get them
to southwest Wyoming for their tours.
Remaining 2018 Concert Series performances
• March 9: The Wardens, 7 p.m., Davis Middle
• April 13: The Quebe Sisters, 7 p.m., Davis
Middle School
• May 4: Speakeasy Night with Good Co., 6 p.m.,
Evanston Roundhouse (for ages 21 and up). In-
cludes a secret password, hors d'oeuvres, one drink
ticket and gaming chips.
For more information, call Carolee Bowen and
(307) 679-2348 or visit


he International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race mushes through southwest
Wyoming in late January and early February each year.
The race was started 1996 by Frank Teasley and public health nurse Jayne
Ottman, who wanted to showcase the beautiful state of Wyoming and make sled dog
racing more accessible to the general public. Hundreds of teams and thousands of
dogs have participated in the race since its inception.
The race takes off from Jackson and mushes its way through southwest Wyoming.
The unique stage stop race makes stops in many Wyoming communities, including
Kemmerer, Pinedale, Big Piney and Lander.
With its unique stage stop format, the sled dog race has become a popular mushing
event, attracting the world’s top competitors. Host communities greet the mushers,
dogs and visiting guests with a variety of entertaining activities. Since the teams stop
each night of the race, the event has earned the nickname “the dog-friendly race.”
The race also features a charitable as-
pect. Each year the race makes contribu-
tions to communities along the race route
to promote childhood immunizations. And Pedigree provides a year’s worth
of food for one dog to each animal shelter on the race route.
Lina Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, won the 2018
race with an overall time of 22 hours and 15 minutes. Streeper also won the
2017 race.
For more information, visit the race website at www.wyomingstagestop.
org; contact the race via email at or by tele-
phone at (307) 734-1163.
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March 9 9 a.m., Evanston High School (STARS! PRODUCTION COMPANY)
THE ARTS, INC., CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m., Davis Middle School,
THE WARDENS healthywoman Evanston
7 p.m., Davis Middle School, Evanston (307) 789-1770
(307) 679-2348 or April 18 BUSINESS EXPO May 16
3-8 p.m., Machine Shop, Evanston COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER
March 10 (307) 783-0370 3-5 p.m., Evanston Roundhouse
HRC CHILI COOK-OFF (307) 789-9203
South Lincoln Training & Events Center April 19-21 SAGEBRUSH THEATRE May 28
March 23-24 “VISITING MR. GREEN” Machine Shop
CEILI AT THE ROUNDHOUSE 7 p.m., Evanston Cultural Center Uinta County Veterans
CELTIC FESTIVAL (formerly The Strand Theater) Facebook Page
Roundhouse & Railyards Sagebrush Theatre Facebook Page
Complex, Evanston May 30
(307) 679-2348 or April 21 MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE SAFV TASK FORCE 8 a.m., Fort Bridger State Historic Site
CHARITY CAR SHOW (307) 782-3842
March 24 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,
SOUTH LINCOLN MEDICAL Evanston Machine Shop June 2
South Lincoln Medical Center, 5:30 p.m., Evanston Roundhouse
Kemmerer April 27-28 (307) 783-6320
(307) 877-4401 SAGEBRUSH THEATRE
“HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE 7 p.m., Evanston Cultural Center Wyoming (fishing regulations, creel
DAY” PRESENTED BY PAUL SKOG Sagebrush Theatre Facebook Page and size limits, gear restrictions and
Noon, Location TBA stream closures still in effect)
307-783-0370 April 28 MULEY FANATIC BANQUET
South Lincoln Training June 8-10
April 13 & Events Center STRIKE OUT CANCER
THE QUEBE SISTERS May 4 Overthrust Ballfields
7 p.m., Davis Middle School, Evanston THE ARTS, INC., SPEAKEASY (307) 761-1381
(307) 679-2348 NIGHT WITH GOOD CO. 6-10 p.m., Evanston Roundhouse June 9
(307) 679-2348 or KIDS FISHING DAY
April 13-14 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bear River Ice Ponds
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Uinta County Library, CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL
Evanston 1-11:30 p.m., Evanston Machine June 14 Shop, Evanston EVANSTON CHAMBER DAY
(307) 789-6031 “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”
April 14 Depot Square
Davis Middle School, Evanston EVANSTON CIVIC ORCHESTRA
(307) 789-2178 or AND CHORUS June 15-16 7 p.m., Davis Middle School COWBOY JOE DINNER
www.evanstoncivicorchestraandcho- & GOLF TOURNAMENT
April 14 Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, Machine Shop
EVANSTON WOMEN’S Golf Tournament 8 a.m. Saturday
CONFERENCE WITH May 11 (307) 789-1362
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June 15-16 June 30-Aug. 19 (every Sat. and Sun.)
Overthrust Ballfields 1 p.m., Wyoming Downs racetrack,
(307) 761-1381 Evanston
(307) 789-7223
June 15-16
Uinta County Fairgrounds, Evanston July 1-4 July 13-14 WOODRUFF DAYS CELEBRATION EVANSTON RODEO SERIES
Woodruff, Utah Uinta County Fairgrounds, Evanston
June 19 (435) 793-4201 or
S’MORE-GASBORD ADVENTURES Woodruff Homecoming Celebration
6 p.m., Bear River State Park page on Facebook July 14
(307) 789-6540 YOUTH & LITTLE
June 22-23 TREATY 1868 COMMEMORATION Kemmerer Rodeo Arena, Kemmerer
EVANSTON BEER, BRATS & 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fort Bridger State (307) 723-1044
Friday 5:30-10 p.m. (307) 782-3842 July 17
Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. S’MORE-GASBORD ADVENTURES
Historic Depot Square, Evanston July 4 6 p.m., Bear River State Park
(307) 789-8010 FRESH AIR FREEDOM (307) 789-6540
June 23 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hamblin Park, Evanston July 21
5 p.m., Machine Shop, Evanston 1-5 p.m., Historic Depot Square,
(307) 679-8019 or July 4 Evanston INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE (307) 783-6320
June 25 Fort Bridger State Historical Site July 21
7:30 a.m., Wyoming/Utah line (time 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Evanston
approximate) July 4 (307) 679-2707 4TH OF JULY ACTIVITIES
Fireworks at dusk, July 21
June 27 Lyman and Mountain View BRIDGER VALLEY PIONEER
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hamblin Park July 5-Oct. 4 (Thursdays) Town of Lyman
(307) 789-9203 FARMERS MARKET
3-7 p.m., Historic Depot Square, July 26-Aug. 4
June 29 Evanston UINTA COUNTY FAIR
GREAT AUTO RACE NY TO (307) 679-1447 or (307) 679-1278 Uinta County Fairgrounds, Evanston
PARIS RE-ENACTMENT (307) 789-4785 or
Uinta County Fairgrounds, Evanston July 5-Aug. 30 (Thursdays)
(307) 679-2707 MUSIC IN THE AIR AT
June 29-30 6 p.m., Historic Depot Square, OYSTER RIDGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
EVANSTON RODEO SERIES Evanston Triangle Park, Kemmerer
Uinta County Fairgrounds, Evanston (307) 783-6320 1-307-877-9093
July 9-13
June 29-30 MAT CAMP August 2-4
FOSSILFEST Davis Middle School, Evanston RASPBERRY DAYS
8 a.m.-9 p.m., Downtown Kemmerer (307) 679-2348 or Garden City, Utah (800) 448-2327 or
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August 2-4 August 24-26 Noon, Machine Shop, Evanston
Garden City, Utah Bear River State Park, Evanston
(801) 567-1194 (307) 789-6885 October 25
August 3-4 August 25 Noon, Bridger Valley
Downtown Evanston 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (tentative), Evanston
(307) 783-6320 Airport, Evanston November 3
Evanston Aviation (Facebook page) EAGLES CHARITY CRAFT FAIR
August 3-5 Machine Shop, Evanston
21ST ANNUAL ROUNDHOUSE August 31-Sept. 3 (307) 679-2348
Roundhouse & Railyards Complex, MAN RENDEZVOUS November 16-17
Evanston Fort Bridger SANTA’S WORKSHOP/
(307) 783-6320 (307) 782-3842 or (435) 213-5133 FESTIVAL OF TREES
Roundhouse & Railyards Complex,
August 4 August 31-Sept. 3 Evanston
Hamblin Park, Evanston Uinta County Fairgrounds (except
(307) 679-6258 or for Monday parade on Front Street) November 29 Evanston DOWNTOWN OPEN
(307) 679-8019 or HOUSE AND PARADE
August 4-11 OF LIGHTS
LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR 5-8 p.m., downtown Evanston
Fairgrounds, Afton September 3 Main Street Promotions-Evanston ROTARY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Wyoming (Facebook page)
8-11 a.m., Depot Square, Evanston
August 11 November 30-Dec. 1
Main Street, LaBarge Uinta County Fairgrounds, Evanston Town of Lyman and Lyman High
(307) 789-3013 School
August 14 (307) 787-6595
6 p.m., Bear River State Park DARE CONCERT December 1
(307) 789-6540 Location TBA, Evanston FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES
(307) 783-1037 6 p.m., Evanston Roundhouse,
August 13-18 Evanston
Randolph Fairgrounds (fireworks and EVANSTON HEALTH FAIR December 8
dance at Randolph City Park) 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Evanston Recreation JINGLE BELL JAUNT 5K
Randolph, Utah Center Downtown Evanston
(435) 881-4534 or (307) 783-8348 (307) 783-6320
October 17 December 9
5-8 p.m., Downtown Evanston (307) 877-4455 MESSIAH CONCERT
Main Street Amazing Race 7 p.m., Davis Middle School
(Facebook page) October 18 www.evanstoncivicorchestra.blogspot.
August 18 Downtown Evanston
VETERANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL (307) 783-6320 December 14
8 a.m., Mountain View Town Park October 24 6 p.m., Evanston Youth Club
(307) 747-6497 or (307) 782-3100 UCBLN AWARDS LUNCHEON (307) 444-2582

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Kemmerer High School
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Adult $10
Adult $10
Kemmerer High
Senior/ Student/ School
Child $5
Family Household $25
Senior/ Student/ Child $5
Family Household $25 Tickets available
Adult $10
the Crafter’s Cottage
Student/ Child $5
Tickets available at Family Household $25
the Crafter’s Cottage A Capella Music and Comedy!
Come and be amazed by FOG! An a cappella
A Capella Music and quartet
Comedy! Tickets
that brings available
a comedic at rock
take on classic
from the likestheof Aerosmith
Crafter’sand Cottage
Three Dog Night -
drum set and guitar licks and all - with humanity’s
very Capella
the humanand
voice. Comedy!
It will be a
fun-filled family performance that all will enjoy!
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• Complimentary Daybreak Breakfast with
cheddar Cheese Omelets & waffles
• Indoor Heated Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
• 48” Flatscreen TVs with 100+ HD Channels
• Free Wifi • Business Center
• All rooms include refrigerator, microwave,
coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing
board, alarm clock radio
• RV & Truck Parking
• ADJACENT to Restaurant and Lounge
• Nonsmoking Rooms Available
• Meeting Rooms with capacity (150 PEOPLE)
• Jacuzzi / Hot Tub Suite • Guest Laundry
• Pet Friendly • Right off Interstate 80

1983 Harrison Drive I-80 Exit 3 Evanston, Wyoming 82930
(307) 789-0783 • FAX (307) 789-3353
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