December 1

1869 The first Wyoming Territorial Legislative Assembly created and defined the boundaries of Uinta County on December 1, 1869. Merril (Merrill) near Fort Bridger was named the county seat. Uinta county was the fifth Wyoming county and the first to be created by the Wyoming Territorial Government. It was organized on April 7, 1870 with Evanston as its county seat.

This is one of the first maps on which Uinta County appears. It is the Wyoming Territory

portion of the Atlas of the United States. Nebraska, and the territories of Dakota,

Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Published by Stedman, Brown & Lyon, Cincinnati. 1872.

Courtesy of the David Rumsey Map Collection

1889 On December 1, 1889 the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad extension between Alliance, Nebraska and Cambria, Wyoming was opened. (Morton, Illustrated History of Nebraska)