Medicine Bow music teacher sings, plays, motivates - By Christine Peterson, Star-Tribune, Sunday, May 20, 2012
Medicine Bow Resident Tries to Raise Interest in Old Airport - Zachary Laux, Rawlins Daily Times, May 4, 2012
Wyoming coal-to-gasoline plant gets fuel buyer, Jeremy Fugleberg Star-Tribune energy reporter, Thursday, December 1, 2011
Virginian Hotel in Wyoming celebrates 100th anniversary - By the Star-Tribune staff trib.com, Friday, September 30, 2011
Man's quirky art could be what the small town needs - By Christine Peterson Star-Tribune staff writer, Sunday, July 17, 2011
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|General History of Medicine Bow|
The name "Medicine Bow" is legendary and reputedly derives its origin from the Native American tribes that frequented the area, mainly the Arapaho and Cheyenne. Along the banks of the river, the Native Americans found excellent material for making their bows. To them, anything they found good for a purpose was called "good medicine." Thus, the Native Americans named the river flowing through the area the Medicine Bow River, and since the headwaters of the river originated in the mountains to the South, they were called the "Medicine Bow Mountains".
By the late 1870's and early 1880's, Medicine Bow had become the largest shipping point for range livestock on the Union Pacific line. Cattle were being brought for shipping from as far away as Idaho and Montana. An average of 2,000 head a day were being shipped. By the turn of the century, Medicine Bow was also a major shipping point for wool, averaging 1,000 tons a year.