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Medicine Bow Valley Pioneers : Closing the Overland Trail/Opening the Union Pacific Railroad
by Frances Hanson


Overview - MEDICINE BOW, WYOMING home of Owen Wister's "Virginian." "When you call me that, smile." Learn the real history of Medicine Bow and its pioneers. Robbers Roost Ranch home of one of the world's great fossil beds. Discovered in the 1880s and 1890s, archeologists from all over the country came to dig for fossils at Como Bluff near Medicine Bow, Wyo.  Read more...

 
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Overview
MEDICINE BOW, WYOMING home of Owen Wister's "Virginian." "When you call me that, smile." Learn the real history of Medicine Bow and its pioneers. Robbers Roost Ranch home of one of the world's great fossil beds. Discovered in the 1880s and 1890s, archeologists from all over the country came to dig for fossils at Como Bluff near Medicine Bow, Wyo.

Fort Halleck, Overland Trail; First Home of John Sublet Jr. Was Wyoming's John Sublet (1840-1928) denied his rightful inheritance to his famous relative's estate, because of his African-American ancestry? Did the hearings on the famous Sublet Will end because a mixed-race man in the wilds of Wyoming was about to prove his relationship to this branch of the Sublet family? Elk Mountain, Wyoming---Home of the renowned GARDEN SPOT PAVILLION with the famous "swing and sway" dance floor. "If you can't dance, hop on and ride " Learn the secret to the famous floor Dancers from everywhere danced to the music of Harry James, Lawrence Welk, Tommy Dorsey, T. Texas Tyler, and many more famous bands.

SADIE'S GROVE---Talk of the old days always comes around to Sadie and Sadie's Grove. Learn who she was and why she has become a legend.

One of the valley's ghost towns, Carbon, Wyoming was the first coal mine opened in Wyoming by the Union Pacific Railroad. Read about these courageous pioneers and their struggle to make a better life in the prairies and along the river in the Medicine Bow Valley.

THE OVERLAND TRAIL; Historians say over 20,000 people a year crossed the Medicine Bow Valley on the Overland Trail. This book has over 1,000 names of people who crossed through or lived in the Medicine Bow Valley. From Hanna, Wyoming come exciting biographies, genealogies, myths, legends, and tales from when Hanna was an infant.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781440156229
  • ISBN-10: 1440156220
  • Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Page Count: 264
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 8.75 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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