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Medicine Bow is a town in Southeast Wyoming.


Medicine Bow


The settlement, which is named after the Medicine Bow River, had its first post office in 1869. It became notable at the turn of the century when, in the late 1890s, a dinosaur skeleton was discovered in the area.

The local Virginian Hotel, built in 1911, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The population peaked at the 1980 census, when it reached almost 1,000, before declining to 261 as of the 2018 estimate.

As a stop on the transcontinental railroad, it was featured in the famous novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Unfortunately, as a result of the decline in rail transport in the postwar period, there are no longer any passenger trains serving Wyoming, and the railway line through the town is used exclusively by freight trains.

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  • Medicine Bow Library (Carbon County Library System), 314 Sage St, +1 307 379-2888. Tu 9:30AM-noon, Th 9:30AM-noon and 1PM-6PM. Public computers and free wi-fi.
  • United States Post Office, 113 Cedar St, +1 307 379-2356. M-F 7:45AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM-4PM, Sa 8AM-10AM.

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Routes through Medicine Bow
Rock Springs/Grand Teton N.P.Rawlins  W  E  LaramieCheyenne/Fort Collins

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