Many famous people have called the great state of Wyoming home, including a long list of wild west legends in Cheyenne, athletes in Laramie, movie stars in Jackson and the former Vice President in Casper.

But what about the rest of the Cowboy State? Here are 13 Wyoming towns along with their most famous resident.

Big Horn - When he died in 2016, Forrest Mars, Jr. was one of the richest men in the world. The heir of the Mars candy fortune was worth an estimated $20 billion.

Buffalo - Joe Tiller was one of the most respected coaches in college football and is credited as an innovator of the spread offense. After leading Wyoming to a Top 25 ranking in 1996, he left for Purdue University, where he set a school record for the most career wins.

Cody - Buffalo Bill isn't the only celebrity from Cody. It was also the birthplace of Jackson Pollock, who became one of the most famous painters in the world and was renowned among the leaders of the abstract art movement.

Crowheart - Before Matthew Fox won an Emmy Award for his work on the television series Lost, he worked on the family cattle ranch in the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Evanston - Two Wyoming natives played a major role in the administration of former President George W. Bush. Casper's Dick Cheney and Dana Perino, who served as White House Press Secretary from 2007 through 2009. Now a best-selling author and Fox News commentator, Perino was born in Evanston and has relatives in Newcastle.

Green River - Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy lived in Cheyenne and Laramie, where he was a star athlete in high school and college, but he was born in Green River.

Kemmerer - The "Fossil Fish Capital of the World" has a few claims to fame. Home to the first J.C. Penney store, it's also where Jerry Buss grew up. After high school, Buss attended the University of Wyoming and later owned the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lander - You may not recognize his name, but if you live in Wyoming, you see Clayton Danks every day. The CFD rodeo champion is the rider in Wyoming's iconic Horse and Rider logo.

Rawlins - In the late 1970s, Larry Wilcox was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The CHIPs co-star went on to start a production company and later returned to the screen.

Riverton - For decades, The Marlboro Man was one of the most recognized advertising images in the world. In real life, Darrel Winfield was a cattle rancher in Riverton.

Rock Springs -  In a state full of cowboys, Earl Bascom may have been the best. Considered the "Father of Modern Rodeo", Bascom gained fame as an actor, artist, inventor, and writer.

Saratoga - When Anne Proulx was writing "Brokeback Mountain", she didn't need to look far to find inspiration. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is a longtime Saratoga resident.

Torrington - Along with Proulx and Casper native C.J. Box, another Wyoming author has done big business at the box office. Prior to writing "The Revenant", Michael Punke was an accomplished lawyer and served as the United States Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.




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