A 100-day project by the Casper Star-Tribune, featuring our 100 favorite, most meaningful and memorable objects in the state.

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It's an old, used Army boot worn in Vietnam by Colorado State ROTC instructor Dan J. Romero. Forty-six years later, the Bronze Boot brings two…

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Striking expanses of red and yellow cliffs wind down Red Canyon almost as far as the eye can see.

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It is one of the classic Wyoming family pictures: mom, dad and children smiling beneath an arch made of 2,000 elk antlers in Jackson. 

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If ballet dancers first went en pointe to appear as if they were floating, they were doing it wrong.

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The Saratoga Hobo Hot Pool attracts people want to soak in water that averages between 106 and 119 degrees.

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Early settlers used Ayres Natural Bridge as a refuge on their route west along the Oregon Trail.

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The two bull elk locked by their antlers on top of an iconic arch are a must-see when passing through the town of Afton.

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the gateway to Grand Teton National Park.

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The Hole in the Wall in the Big Horn Mountains provided refuge to several Western outlaws of the late 1800s.

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The historic Irma Hotel in Cody was built by the city’s namesake, Buffalo Bill Cody.

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Eastern Shoshone Indian Days is the largest powwow in Wyoming, drawing hundreds of dancers and thousands of spectators for several days of swi…

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Emerging from the Bighorn National Forest about six miles west of Dayton, an exposed limestone rock reaches above the wooded depths.

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In the Lunch Counter rapids of the Snake River, an area popular with whitewater rafters and kayakers, wetsuit-wearing surfers can ride the wav…

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The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum in Casper contains more than 30,000 artifacts.

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One of the most famous landmarks in Wyoming, Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Yellowstone National Park.

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Wyoming's oil and gas industry rises and falls, but the pump jacks lining the state's roadways seem to continue their slow, rhythmic dance jus…

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For more than a half-century, people have descended upon the tiny town of Green River for an annual summer celebration of music and revelry. 

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Wyoming's present is connected to its past.

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Tepees, the iconic dwellings of Indians on the Northern Plains, have become so enmeshed in popular consciousness that they are likely the firs…

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Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants produced 89 percent of the electricity in the state in 2013. Of the state’s largest 10 power plants, six use…

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For many hunters and wildlife enthusiasts who live in and travel to Wyoming, coming upon a moose in the wild is a treasured experience.

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Seen from the highway, Teapot Dome is less conspicuous than its sandstone rock topper. It sits nestled in the middle of rolling hills and prai…

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Black bears are one of Wyoming’s two native bear species, and unlike their name suggests, they’re not always black. Their colors range from bl…

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Black-tailed or white, many deer call Wyoming home.

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The Wyoming State Prison was home to some of the state's most notorious prisoners, including Annie Bruce, Henry Edmundson and train bandit Bil…

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Although pronghorn do not carry the label as the official state animal or have their own place on the state flag, they remain one of the most …

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The Virginian Hotel, standing prominently just off U.S. Highway 287/30 in Medicine Bow, seems to suddenly appear no matter how you approach it.

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Roy Ball, a 16-year old trapper, wrote about a rabbit with horns in his journal in the early 1800s. More than a century later, a taxidermist p…

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The granite pyramid rises from a stretch of plains east of Laramie. Sixty feet in height, it appears as an unusual sentinel amid the barren su…

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Grizzly bears are a rare, exciting sight.

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Named for Philetus Norris, who served as Yellowstone National Park superintendent from 1877 to 1882, Norris Geyser Basin is Yellowstone's hott…

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On the side of an abandoned building on Main Street in Shoshoni, a faded painting clings to cracking brick.

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In Pinedale, tradition never dies.

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The snowmobile wasn't invented in Wyoming, but it certainly has found a home in this powder-packed state.

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They are the lifeblood of Wyoming's economy, contributing billions of dollars to the state's coffers and employing thousands of its citizens, …

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The town of South Pass City sprang up 30-plus miles south of Lander when gold was discovered there in 1868. The community experienced several …

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Eyes are peeled toward the skies above Riverton during the third weekend of July each year.

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Paddling along tame rivers, lakes and even oceans is fun and good, but for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a true undertaking, whitewater kaya…

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Wyoming’s memorial to America’s 16th president is impossible to miss. Abraham Lincoln’s 13-and-a-half-foot tall, two-plus-ton bronze head sits…

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If a fly fisher catches all four native subspecies of cutthroat trout in Wyoming, they earn a Cutt-Slam certificate from the Wyoming Game and …

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In southwest Wyoming, in the Green River geologic formation, conditions are prime for the preservation of fossils. The area is often called Fo…

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Ranchers and farmers in Wyoming have been using branding since the mid-1800s as a way to mark their cattle, sheep and horses.

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Railroads can be cataloged as both pleasant and pragmatic, and in Wyoming there are opportunities to see them in either form. 

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Wyoming's first drive-in movie theater is also its last. 

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Located about three miles south of Guernsey, the Guernsey trail wagon ruts are considered the best-preserved set of ruts remaining from the Or…

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The greater sage grouse is an icon of the ever-changing Western landscape. The ground foraging bird is at risk in Wyoming as energy developmen…

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Natrona County High School, built between 1924 and 1941, is highlighted by its majestic entry tower and the collegiate Gothic architecture of …

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Cloud Peak towers above the sheer faces and glacier-carved valleys of the 27-mile long spine of the Big Horn Mountain Range.

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Devils Tower is an 867-foot column of phonolite porphyry, a granite-like rock, towering over the northern plains. It was created after centuri…

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Steamboat's legacy can't be missed.

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An ancient glacier carved the space of Fremont Lake, the seventh deepest lake in the United States, at 696 feet.

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Kemmerer, a small town in southwestern Wyoming, is home to the original J.C. Penney store. You can visit the operating store -- now in its third building -- year-round. Penney's first house in Kemmerer is about a block from the store and serves as a museum. It's open during summer.

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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area often gets missed in a state that also calls Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and …

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Every August, Sundance is engulfed in smoke.

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The peaks of the Teton Range are considered an iconic of western Wyoming. Perhaps even more iconic is the rustic barn that is often photograph…

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An unassuming insect has gorged its way into the consciousness of Wyoming, decimating forests there and throughout the West. 

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Atlantic City sprung up along South Pass in 1868 with promises of fortune from the gold rush. But like its neighbor gold camp to the east, Atl…

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In the heart of the jewel that is Yellowstone National Park thunder two majestic waterfalls. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where you ca…

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Tumbleweeds are the dry skeletons of what once were living Russian thistles, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo week traditionally ends with a street dance on its final two nights.

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To see the grandeur of Wyoming, visit the Cirque of the Towers.

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While not wild, sheep have been a part of the Wyoming landscape since the late 19th century. Sheep herds grew as eastern production decreased …

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Wyoming is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world.

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Nestled along lonely U.S. Highway 287 between Lander and Muddy Gap Junction is what remains of a once-booming little town. When the uranium ma…

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Wild horses are a symbol of the West, and it is no exception in Wyoming. 

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It's a craggy pit surrounded by a fence. It's unique, even by Wyoming's unique geological standards.

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The Buckhorn Bar has been providing entertainment for the people of Laramie since 1900.

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About 60 miles west of Casper is the geological curiosity known as Devil's Gate, a gorge chiseled into the sheer granite cliffs by the Sweetwa…

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The Wind River Canyon is a spectacular, 12-mile gash in the Earth's crush in northwest central Wyoming. At the bottom of the canyon runs the n…

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When War Memorial Stadium is full, it becomes the equivalent of the fifth-largest city in Wyoming.

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One of nature's largest sandboxes, the Killpecker Sand Dunes are both the second-largest active sand dune field in the world and a destination…

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Medicine Bow Peak isn’t Wyoming’s tallest mountain. But the 12,013-foot peak is the highest peak in the Snowy Range and features Wyoming’s hig…

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It's the Rose Bowl of college rodeo, and appropriately it's right here in the Cowboy State.

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Located 55 miles southwest of Casper, Martin's Cove marks the site where dozens of members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints died during the …

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Located approximately 3 miles west of Cheyenne, F.E. Warren Air Force Base is one of three strategic missile bases in the United States.

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The Taco House opened at 2102 E. Lincolnway (today the home of R&B Breakfast Club) in Cheyenne in 1968. In 1969, franchise rights were pur…

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Less than an hour from Casper is Miracle Mile, a 5.5-mile stretch of the North Platte River with enormous and plentiful trout.

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Hot Springs State Park wins the state park lottery. Home to the world’s largest single mineral hot spring, the park also claims a herd of biso…

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There aren't many places where you can prowl through buildings, hallways and rooms that once held some of the West's most notorious criminals,…

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Wyomingites have plenty of reasons to hate the wind. It seems to never stop blowing, making the already harsh winter colder and marring otherw…

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An annual climbing festival draws athletes from all over the world for four days of workshops and clinics in the unique limestone formations i…

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Prairie dogs are pests, according to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and Wyomingites are encouraged to hunt them.

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Where does all that water go?

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The whimsical house built in Wapiti by engineer Francis Lee Smith faces an uncertain future.

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Brilliantly orange cliffs line Flaming Gorge Lake in southwestern Wyoming.

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Dee the mammoth once roamed the hills of central Wyoming.

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WHAT Fest could just as easily be called a festival of “Whatever You Want.” Enthusiastic crowds descend annually on the small town of Riversid…

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Ice cream is a cool oasis in the middle of a hot, dry summer day, and luckily for travelers, the endless expanses of Wyoming plain are dotted …

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Independence Rock, located in present-day southwestern Natrona County, became one of the most notable and prominent landmarks for emigrants on…

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In September 1981, John Hogg’s dog, Shep, dragged a dead animal onto the porch at his ranch outside Meeteetse. He threw it on the trash pile, …

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Of the many natural splendors Yellowstone National Park has to offer, Yellowstone Lake ranks high on the list.

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In a state defined by barren landscapes and long highways, small hints of development can be comforting. Even the rest stop, with its spartan …

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Held the last full week of July each summer, Cheyenne Frontier Days is one of Wyoming's largest events.

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The striking Wyoming Indian Paintbrush is red and spiky. Red or reddish clusters grow on one plant.

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With its Tiffany-inspired glass in the rotunda and Victorian-style legislative chambers, Wyoming’s Capitol is among fewer than two dozen state…

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It's prominent on the Wyoming state flag. It can be seen and spoken to through the fence at the Sybille Wildlife Research Center on Highway 34…

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As many as 500,000 people are thought to have migrated west along the historic trails between 1840 and the late 1860s. All of them, whether th…

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Located just south of Yellowstone National Park, the Teton Range is home to Grand Teton National Park, a popular destination for mountain clim…

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