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Last modified: 6/29/07

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Wyoming Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Wyomingites

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in Wyoming or spent some important time in Wyoming.

John Barrasso, U.S. senator

James Bridger, explorer and trapper

Tom Browning, baseball player

John Campbell, Wyoming governor

Joseph Carey, Wyoming governor and U.S. senator

Dick Cheney, U.S. vice president, congressman, and secretary of defense

John Clymer, painter

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, scout and wild west show operator

John Colter, trader

Harrison Ford, actor

Dave Freudenthal, Wyoming governor

Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux leader

Pierre DeSmet, Catholic missionary

June Etta Downey, educator

Frank Emerson, Wyoming governor

Mike Enzi, U.S. senator

Thomas Fitzpatrick, explorer and mountain man

Matthew Fox, actor

John C. Fremont, explorer

Curt Gowdy, sportscaster

Leonard Hobbs, turbo jet engine developer

Tom Horn, detective

Emerson Hough, author

Calamity Jane, frontierswoman

Isabel Jewell, actress

Velma Linford, author

Patricia MacLachlan, children's books author

Melissa Mathison, screenwriter

Thomas Moran, artist

Esther Hobart Morris, first female judge in the U.S.

Bill Nye, humorist

Ted Olson, author

John “Portugee” Phillips, explorer

Jackson Pollock, painter

Annie Proulx, novelist

Red Cloud, Sioux leader

Nellie David Tayloe Ross, Wyoming governor and first woman governor in the U.S.

William B. Ross, Wyoming governor

David Shenk, author

Alan Simpson, U.S. senator

Milward Simpson, U.S. senator

Jedediah Smith, explorer and mountain man; first American to reach California from the East

William Sublette, pioneer

Mike Sullivan, Wyoming governor

Alan Swallow, author and publisher

Craig Thomas, U.S. senator

Willis Van Devanter, U.S. supreme court justice

Malcolm Wallop, U.S. senator

Francis Warren, Wyoming governor and U.S. senator

Chief Washakie, Shoshone chief

James Watt, U.S. secretary of the interior

Owen Wister, novelist

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