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Publisher Comments:

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The guide that has it all-spectacular photography, evocative prose, insider tips, and detailed color maps to help you make the most of your trip. Written by a longtime Wyoming resident, Compass American Guides Wyoming provides in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of one of Americas most spectacular destinations! Follow your Compass to “get” there.

•Extensive coverage of Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks

•The skinny on rodeos and Wild West characters, famous authors and artists

•Spectacular images by one of Wyomings premier photographers

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What the critics say about Compass American Guides:

“Lushly illustrated and intelligently written.” —National Geographic Traveler

“The most literate and elegant series of guides ever written about North America.” —Jan Morris

Synopsis:

HK

Synopsis:

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass Wyoming covers everything there is to see and do — plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of Wyoming.

Table of Contents

Wyoming overview ............ 8

Wyoming Map ............ 12—13

Introduction ............ 15

The Land and the Seasons ............ 16

The People ............ 18

Wyoming History: Boom and Bust ............ 18

The Myth Creators ............ 25

Wyoming Writers ............ 31

Wyoming Artists ............ 34

Other Wyoming Arts ............ 35

Spaces ............ 36

Southeast: Old Wyoming & Stagecoach Corridor ............ 40

Area Overview ............ 40

Cheyenne ............ 41

Cheyenne map ............ 43

West to Laramie ............ 51

Cheyenne Food & Lodging ............ 52

Southeast Wyoming map ............ 54

Laramie ............ 57

Laramie map ............ 57

Circle Tour: The Snowies, Saratoga, Medicine Bow ............ 64

East Central: The Stagecoach Corridor ............ 71

Toward Goshen Hole ............ 72

The Grattan Massacre ............ 73

Fort Laramie ............ 76

Oregon Trail Monuments ............ 80

Northeast Corner: Black Hills & Thunder Basin ............ 82

Area Overview ............ 82

Hartville and Northward ............ 83

Spanish Diggings ............ 83

Lusk ............ 84

Newcastle: 86

Black Hills History ............ 90

Northeast Wyoming map ............ 91

Sundance ............ 92

Devils Tower ............ 94

Black Hills Exit ............ 98

Thunder Basin Overview ............ 99

Gillette ............ 100

Routes Through the Plains ............ 104

Thunder Basin National Grassland ............ 104

Douglas ............ 106

Glenrock ............ 107

The Oil Road to Casper ............ 108

North-Central: Plains & Bighorn Basin ............ 110

Area Overview ............ 110

History of the North Platte Area ............ 111

North-Central Wyoming map ............ 112

Casper ............ 113

Central Plains ............ 115

Independence Rock ............ 118

Devils Gate ............ 120

Beyond Muddy Gap ............ 122

Wind River Basin ............ 123

Casper to Shoshoni via Route 20/26 ............ 124

Bighorn Basin Overview ............ 124

Wind River Canyon ............ 128

Thermopolis ............ 128

Thermopolis to Worland ............ 131

Meeteetse Detour ............ 132

Greybull Area ............ 134

The Medicine Wheel ............ 135

Bighorn Basin Rangeland History ............ 136

Medicine Lodge State Park ............ 138

Ten Sleep ............ 141

The Big Horn Mountains ............ 142

Powder River Basin ............ 144

Area Overview ............ 144

Mythic History of the Powder River ............ 145

Historic Wyoming map ............ 147

Outlaws ............ 157

Town of Buffalo ............ 166

Johnson County Circle Tour ............ 168

North of Buffalo ............ 172

Sheridan ............ 175

Over the Big Horns Towards Cody ............ 179

Northwest Corner: Absarokas & Yellowstone ............ 182

Area Overview ............ 182

The Absarokas ............ 183

Northwest Wyoming map ............ 183

Cody ............ 185

Food & Lodging in Cody ............ 188

Cody Area Guest Ranches ............ 190

The Road to Yellowstone ............ 195

Welcome to Yellowstone ............ 196

Yellowstone History ............ 197

Yellowstone National Park map ............ 199

The East Entrance ............ 200

Yellowstone Lake to Tower Junction ............ 202

Tower Junction to Mammoth ............ 206

Mammoth to Norris ............ 209

Norris to Old Faithful ............ 211

Old Faithful to West Thumb ............ 215

West Thumb to Jackson Hole ............ 216

Yellowstone Wildlife ............ 217

Jackson Hole & Grand Teton National Park ............ 222

Area Overview ............ 222

Grand Teton NP & Jackson Hole map ............ 223

History ............ 224

Along Jackson Lake ............ 230

The Lakes at the Foot of the Tetons ............ 231

Moose ............ 235

Back Road from Moose to Teton Village ............ 238

Teton Pass ............ 239

Jackson ............ 244

Food & Lodging in Jackson and Teton Village ............ 247

Jackson to Moose ............ 249

Dude & Guest Ranches ............ 251

Moose to the East Gate ............ 254

Postscript ............ 256

West-Central: Wind River & Star Valley Loop ............ 258

Area Overview ............ 258

Togwotee Pass to Dubois ............ 259

West-Central Wyoming map ............ 259

Guest Ranches, Food & Lodging in Dubois ............ 261

Wind River Reservation: Historical Overview ............ 262

Lander ............ 265

St. Stephens ............ 267

Ethete to Fort Washakie ............ 269

Lander to South Pass ............ 271

South Pass ............ 274

Entering Trapper Land ............ 277

Wind River Vista ............ 278

Green River Rendezvous ............ 278

Pinedale ............ 281

Wind River Excursions ............ 283

Pinedale to Jackson Hole ............ 286

Star Valley Overview ............ 287

Alpine Junction to Star Valley ............ 289

Afton ............ 290

The Periodic Spring ............ 291

Greys River Road Detour ............ 294

Southern Wyoming: Fossil Country, Great Basin, & Copper Country ............ 296

Area Overview ............ 296

South from Star Valley ............ 297

Fossil Butte ............ 297

Kemmerer ............ 298

Evanston ............ 301

Southern Wyoming map ............ 302—303

Fort Bridger ............ 304

Flaming Gorge ............ 308

Green River ............ 313

Rock Springs ............ 314

Great Divide Basin ............ 318

Copper Country ............ 320

Rawlins ............ 320

East of Rawlins: 322

Over the Sierra Madre ............ 323

Encampment ............ 327

Practical Information ............ 332

State Information ............ 332

Area Code and Time Zone ............ 332

Getting There ............ 332

About Wyoming Food and Lodging ............ 333

Dude and Guest Ranches ............ 333

Historic Wyoming Hotels ............ 334

Rodeo Events ............ 339

Festivals and Rodeos ............ 341

Recommended Reading ............ 347

Index ............ 352

Maps

Wyoming Overview ............ 8

Wyoming ............ 12—13

Cheyenne ............ 43

Southeast Wyoming ............ 54

Laramie ............ 57

Northeast Wyoming ............ 91

North-Central Wyoming ............ 112

Historic Wyoming ............ 147

Northwest Wyoming ............ 183

Yellowstone National Park ............ 199

Grand Teton NP & Jackson Hole ............ 223

West-Central Wyoming ............ 259

Southern Wyoming ............ 302—303

Literary Extracts

Bill Nye resigns from the post office ............ 33

Gretel Ehrlich on Heart Mountain in the snow ............ 140

Ferdinand Hayden on Yellowstone River ............ 200

Margaret Murie on the Wapiti Wilderness ............ 254

John McPhee on the Green River Basin ............ 309

A. B. Snyder on taking a train to Laramie ............ 316

Frank Benton on cattle with wrinkled horns ............ 321

Topical Essays

Vedauwoo ............ 55­—56

Medicine Bow and Owen Wister ............ 69

The Teapot Dome Scandal ............ 117

Cattle Kate ............ 119

Johnson County War ............ 158—161

Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum of the West ............ 169

Buffalo Bill Cody ............ 191—192

The Creation of Grand Teton National Park ............ 226—227

The Lure of the Tetons ............ 234

Gravity Addiction ............ 242—243

Casting into the Winds ............ 284

The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route ............ 285

Geology ............ 310

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400007370
Publisher:
Compass American Guides
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Wyoming
Photographer:
Pitcher, Don
Contribution by:
Anderson, Richard
Contribution:
Anderson, Richard
Author:
Burt, Nathaniel
Author:
Pitcher, Don
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - West - Mountain (General)
Subject:
United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
Subject:
Americana-Wyoming
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.00x5.52x.85 in. 1.37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass Wyoming covers everything there is to see and do — plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of Wyoming.
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