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Medicine Bow in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Owen Wister

 
 
Owen Wister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
1. Owen Wister Marker
Inscription.
"When you say that, smile"
Owen Wister
Whose writings acquainted the nation with pioneer Wyoming ranch life, made Medicine Bow the beginning of his most popular novel, "The Virginian,"

 
Erected 1939 by The Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Location. 41° 53.719′ N, 106° 12′ W. Marker is in Medicine Bow, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on U.S. 30 near Medicine Bow-McFadden Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 U.S. Highway 30, Medicine Bow WY 82329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George A. Wyman (a few steps from this marker); Dinosaur Graveyard (approx. 6.9 miles away); Albany County Train Robberies (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the Medicine Bow Depot
 
Also see . . .  Owen Wister: Inventor of the Good-guy Cowboy - Wyoming Historical Society. ...in the summer of 1885, he took his first trip West, to Wyoming, where he stayed at Major Frank Wolcott’s ranch on Deer Creek,
Owen Wister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
2. Owen Wister Marker
south of what is now Glenrock, Wyo. Wister had been close to a nervous breakdown, and the trip was restorative. It opened his eyes to the pristine beauty of the country and to western characters—evocative subject matter. This would be the first of 15 trips out West from 1885 to 1900...
(Submitted on October 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Owen Wister image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Owen Wister
The Virginian Hotel in Medicine Bow image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
4. The Virginian Hotel in Medicine Bow
Sign on the Virginian Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
5. Sign on the Virginian Hotel
"When you call me that, smile!"
This sign depicts the shooting of the cattle rustler Trampas by the Viginiian in Owen Wister's famous book. The scene was laid in Medicine Bow.
The Brands of Carbon County image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
6. The Brands of Carbon County
located next to the Owen Wister Monument.
Bull Chip Throw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
7. Bull Chip Throw Marker
Sign located next to the Owen Wister Monument.
Medicine Bow Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
8. Medicine Bow Depot
Medicine Bow Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2015
9. Medicine Bow Depot
The National Register of Historic Places
Wyoming Place No. 159
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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