Wyoming Legends

WYO's Weirdest Funeral
WYO's Weirdest Funeral
By all accounts, John Winchester wasn't very popular. Luckily for him, the few people he did know had a good reason to attend his funeral...or so they thought. In the early 1960s, Winchester purchased the property surrounding Sister's Hill, several miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, in the Bighorn National Forest...
WYO's Most Famous Madam
WYO's Most Famous Madam
For over 60 years, Dell Burke was an institution in the town of Lusk, Wyoming. From 1920 to 1978, Burke owned and operated the most famous brothel in the Cowboy State, The Yellow Hotel. Burke arrived in the bustling mining boom town in 1919 after authorities in Casper had shut down her business in the notorious Sandbar District...
Wyoming Legends
Wyoming Legends
Milward L. Simpson is one of the most legendary figures in Wyoming history. In addition to serving as a United States Senator and Governor, Simpson is the only man to ever be named captain of the University of Wyoming football, baseball and basketball teams...
Edison in Wyoming
Edison in Wyoming
Wyoming has its fare share of urban legends, ranging from ghost towns to ghost sightings. None of them is more historically significant than a tall tale suggesting that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb right here in the Cowboy State...
Wyoming Legends
Wyoming Legends
The Johnson County War is one of the most infamous feuds in American history. Sadly, the legendary Wyoming Range War may have never happened if not for a woman called "Cattle Kate." Over a century later, her story remains one of the most tragic tales in Wyoming history...

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