The Evanston City Council has approved mounting a George A. Wyman Memorial plaque on the exterior of the historic Evanston Depot. This newly restored Union Pacific RR depot was build in 1900 and today is used by the City of Evanston as a public venue for special occasions.
When approached by the Wyman Memorial Project they were enthusiastic to include the Wyman story into the rich history of this frontier community. May is the Historic Preservation Month for Evanston and they have invited the Wyman Memorial Project to participate in the dedication ceremony for the plaque on May 29th, the anniversary of his overnight stay. Below is the story of Wyman's "Iron Butt Motel" stay in the Evanston Depot. The room in which Wyman slept is pictured below.
On the evening of May 29, 1903 George A. Wyman arrived in the city of Evanston WY. He had started the day in Ogden UT and rode the Pilgrim Trail and the transcontinental railroad bed some 80 miles to arrive in town around 8:35. Here is what Wyman said about his visit to Evanston, WY.