Medicine Bow in the News


Medicine Bow music teacher sings, plays, motivates - By Christine Peterson, Star-Tribune, Sunday, May 20, 2012


Medicine Bow Resident Tries to Raise Interest in Old Airport - Zachary Laux, Rawlins Daily Times, May 4, 2012


Wyoming coal-to-gasoline plant gets fuel buyer, Jeremy Fugleberg Star-Tribune energy reporter, Thursday, December 1, 2011


Virginian Hotel in Wyoming celebrates 100th anniversary - By the Star-Tribune staff, Friday, September 30, 2011


Man's quirky art could be what the small town needs - By Christine Peterson Star-Tribune staff writer, Sunday, July 17, 2011



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The Heart of the West Beats On...

Historic Medicine Bow, Wyoming. Located in Southeastern Wyoming, on Old Lincoln Highway (Junction of Hwys 30/287 and 487). The setting of Owen Wister's book, The Virginian, and the home of the Historic Virginian Hotel.

The wind is cold, the hearts are warm, and the hunting is fine.


Medicine Bow is a small town in south eastern Wyoming, with a population of less than 300. Cost of living is low here, and the town offers many services that are not available in other small towns. Medicine Bow has a wealth of western historical sites, and the surrounding areas are rich in outdoor recreational opportunities. The Oregon Trail loops around us, and the Rail Road line that took the place of the Oregon Trail in westward expansion runs right past our doorstep. Our area is famous for wind energy development, and people visit for hunting, hiking, camping, historical research and enjoyment, and to get a bit of background on the dinosaur excavation at Como Bluff.

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"Medicine Bow is a great little town, friendly people."
D. Statzer - Oct 2009



Medicine Bow, Wyoming - "Where the Mule deer walk down Maple Street"