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MediaKitty: Sheridan, Wyoming Named King of Cowboy Towns
Turism&Travel SHERIDAN, Wyo.

- Sheridan, Wyoming was recently honored to be named the #1 Small Town for Cowboy Charm by Western Horseman Magazine. This historic town was plotted in the early 1880s and remains an authentic cowboy destination. Sheridan has always been proud of its western traditions and frontier heritage. In recent years, the town has received a number of honors and distinctions highlighting its work in historic preservation, small-town hospitality, and adventurous offerings. In 2011, Sheridan was named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Top Place to Live in the West by American Cowboy, and a Top Town for Sportsmen by Outdoor Life. “History and cowboy collide in this northern Wyoming town where rough riders and legendary craftsmen share the main street with modern-day cuisine and historic saloons” writes Western Horseman staff. “The West's best cowboy destinations often are not along the Interstate or near a major airport . . .” Sheridan is one of “10 small towns that continue to honor their horse, cattle and cowboy heritage.” Hidden away in the Big Horn Mountains, Sheridan shares her modern and historic charms with visitors. A central destination in Sheridan, the Historic Main Street District, displays 46 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mint Bar remains a favorite cowboy watering hole, and the King's Museum draws attention for its namesake, internationally-recognized leather craftsman and saddle maker Don King. Sheridan's most famous cowboy resident, Buffalo Bill, once co-owned the Sheridan Inn and held auditions for his traveling show. Just outside of town, forts and battle sites display the challenges of early frontier life. Reenactments and interpretive centers explain how cowboys fought and survived when the west was still being tamed. While history is preserved in Sheridan, the new west can be seen here as well. Modern parks, downtown sculptures, summer street festivals and concerts, and championship golf courses are just a few new west additions. In recent years, hang gliding and snowmobiling have joined hunting and fishing as favorite outdoor pursuits in the area. In its 82nd year, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo is a perfect example of classic cowboy traditions combining with creative new events like bed races and the boot kick-off. Western Horseman Magazine was established in 1936 and is one of the oldest horse publications in the world. For more information about Sheridan, Wyoming contact Penny Becker at stt@sheridanwyoming.org or visit www.sheridanwyoming.org Media Contact: Nancy Harrison, Nancy@adventuremedianews.com, www.sheridanwyoming.org, Photos Available.   
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Marți, 07 Februarie 2012 - 04:17 AM

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