Owen Wister "When you say that, smile"
In Medicine Bow east of the train depot

Owen Wister whose writings acquainted the nation with pioneer Wyoming ranch life, made Medicine Bow the beginning of his most popular novel, “The Virginian”.

Editor’s note: The line, “When you call me that, smile!” is one of the most recognized lines from Western literature. It occured in Wister’s novel during a saloon scene in Medicine Bow.

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