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Jim Bridger.  (Denver Public Library)
Jim Bridger. (Denver Public Library)
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Jim Bridger – King of the Mountain Men

He would become known as the "King of the Mountain Men". He was also called the "Daniel Boone of the Rockies", and the Native Americans would refer to him as "Old Gabe". Jim Bridger was a real-life legend, and the Indians thought his skills rivaled those of the angel Gabriel. They would know, since Old Gabe traded with the natives for five decades.

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Our Lady of Peace Shrine.  (takemytrip.com)
Our Lady of Peace Shrine. (takemytrip.com)
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Our Lady of Peace Shrine

The Our Lady of Peace Shrine is the largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the United States. This magnificent sculpture is 5 stories high, weighs 180 tons, and stands majestically near Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, just north of Interstate 80, on U.S. Highway 30. And does it ever stand—out, dominating the landscape just a matter of steps from the Nebraska border.

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Register Cliff.  (National Park Service)
Register Cliff. (National Park Service)
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Register Cliff

It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Register Cliff certainly has plenty of historical significance. It is one of the great "listings" of those hearty souls that came upon this Wonderful place. Register Cliff, a 100-foot sandstone wall, is one of those very unique spots in southeastern Wyoming where trappers, mountain men, and emigrants literally "signed-in", carving their names into it's face. There are signatures and messages, some done in axel-grease, left for future visitors that date back to the 1820's.

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War Memorial Stadium from the 2011 Wyoming vs. Nebraska game.  (Katrina Petersen)
War Memorial Stadium from the 2011 Wyoming vs. Nebraska game. (Katrina Petersen)
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War Memorial Stadium

This highest of all football stadiums, perched at 7,220 feet, is a Wyoming man—made Wonder, a masterpiece that has certainly stood the test of time. War Memorial Stadium was built to honor the sacrifice of those who fought and died in World War II. The war had ended just 5 years before, and in the fall of 1950, there was a fancy new home for the Wyoming Cowboy football team, a 20,000 seat coliseum on the high plains.

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Red Desert.  (Bureau of Land Management)
Red Desert. (Bureau of Land Management)
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The Red Desert

It's the largest body of shifting sand and desert land in the World, covering a square—like parcel of 700 square miles in southwest Wyoming's Sweetwater County. This is the spectacular Red Desert, named for its brick—red soil. And it is equally desolate and breathtaking, with vistas of sand and rock formations that go on forever.

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Ayres Natural Bridge.  (Wikipedia/Haberstr)
Ayres Natural Bridge. (Wikipedia/Haberstr)
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Ayres Natural Bridge

This all-natural creation is a true pre-historic Wonder of Wyoming. It is part of the ancient Casper Sandstone Formation, formed during the Pennsylvanian Age, more than 280 million years ago. This is Ayres Natural Bridge, a spectacular archway that rises 50-feet above the waters of LaPrele Creek, and 100-feet across, up in Converse County, 14 miles southwest of Douglas, Wyoming.

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Grand Teton and Teewinot Mountain. (Acroterion/Wikipedia)
Grand Teton and Teewinot Mountain. (Acroterion/Wikipedia)
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The Tetons

The Tetons are the most photographed mountains in the world. And it's easy to see the "attraction". The Teton Range is the masterpiece of the wonderfully artistic area in northwestern Wyoming that includes Yellowstone National Park, Grand Targhee National Park and of course, Teton National Forest.

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