The poet John Dryden famously wrote that "dead men tell no tales". Clearly, he never visited Wyoming.

Here in the Cowboy State, the legends of the old west are still alive, including some who continue to leave their mark from beyond the grave.

These are five of the most famous burial sites in Wyoming.

Sacajewa - The only woman in Lewis and Clark's expedition from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, the legendary Shoshone scout was laid to rest near Fort Washakie in Fremont County, Wyoming.

Sir Barton - After becoming the first horse to ever win the Triple Crown in 1919, Sir Barton was retired to a farm in Douglas, Wyoming. Following his death in 1937, he was buried at Washington Park Cemetary in Douglas, where a life-sized statue still stands in his honor.

Nellie Tayloe Ross - The first female Governor in the United States, Ross remains the only woman to serve as Governor in Wyoming. She later became the first female Director of the United States Mint. In 1977, she died at the age of 100 and was interned beside her late husband, William B. Ross, at the Lakewood Cemetary in Cheyenne.

Jeremiah "Liver Eating" Johnson - The legendary mountain man was originally buried in California, where he died in 1900 at the age of 75. Following the 1972 film "Jeremiah Johnson", his remains were exumed and relocated to Cody, Wyoming. Actor Robert Redford, who portrayed Johnson in the movie, served as a pallbearer at his "second funeral" in 1974.

Kenny Sailors - Widely credited as the inventor of the modern-day jump shot, this basketball pioneer led the University of Wyoming to the 1943 NCAA Championship. Enshrined in the College Basketball Hall of Fame, Sailors lived to be 95 before he passed away in 2016. He was laid to rest at the Greenhill Cemetary in Laramie.






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