© Author Adventures

The Owen Wister Cabin next to the Medicine Bow Museum honors the life of the author of The Virginian, which was published in 1902 and became a best-selling book. About sixty years later, it inspired a television show you might be able to watch on a classic television provider or YouTube.

Owen Wister lived in Wyoming for a time and used his observations of people and his imagination to create a time-lasting story. Read more about him at www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/owen-wister.

From Wister we learn that when you pay attention to how people talk, walk, dress, and what is on their minds, you can think up some pretty vivid characters for the stories you write. Tiny Medicine Bow has a population of approximately 270 residents.

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This is the second stop on our Wyoming Author Adventures Trail!

Patricia Smart