Evanston. <1> Residential city (2020 pop. 78,110), Cook co., NE Ill., on Lake Michigan; settled 1826, inc. 1892. A largely residential suburb north of Chicago, Evanston has businesses and manufactures goods such as books and published documents, paper, paint, chemicals, and medical supplies. It is also the national headquarters of many companies and organizations, including the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Rotary International, and various agencies of the United Methodist Church. Evanston is an education center; Northwestern Univ., the National College of Education, Kendall College, and two theological seminaries are there. Frances E. Willard lived in the city, and her home is a national landmark. The house of Vice President Charles G. Dawes seats the Evanston Historical Society. <2> City (2020 pop. 12,359), Unita co. seat, SW Wy., near the Utah border; founded c. 1868. The transcontinental railroad passed through the region in 1868, and the town was founded as a watering stop for locomotives. Many Chinese workers made up the original population. It later became a major stop on the Lincoln highway. Beginning in the 1980s, the discovery of oil and natural gas reserves revived the region's economy. A large psychiatric hospital is located there.

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