This community sits on the east bank of the Columbia River, northeast of the town of Kettle Falls, in northwest Stevens County. The major industry was a gypsum plant, operated by the American Gypsum Company, which used large quantities of rock. A large power conveyor over the highway carried the rock from quarry to converting plant and a screen hung across the road to protect traffic from falling boulders. The town’s name was given in 1901 for J. H. Evans, president of Idaho Lime Company, which established the original plant. Evans is now strictly a lakeside residential community. No evidence of the gypsum mill can be seen from public access roads.
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