The joke about starting a ranch goes something like this: The three most common ways to get into ranching are through a womb, tomb or altar.
Land can serve multiple purposes for locals, from taking a leisurely hike to raising cattle for income.
Two-year-old Lela asks her mother, “Who built our house?”
Wyoming has influenced dozens of well-known authors, including Ernest Hemingway, who spent time at ranches across northern Wyoming and the Sheridan Inn, according to the Wyoming State Historical Society.
The Great Outdoors
Growing up, Dave Johnson had one dream profession — work for the Wyoming Highway Department at Burgess Junction in the middle of the Bighorn National Forest.