13 Famous People From Small Towns in Wyoming
Many famous people have called the great state of Wyoming home, including a long list of wild west legends in Cheyenne, athletes in Laramie, movie stars in Jackson and the former Vice President in Casper.
But what about the rest of the Cowboy State? Here are 13 Wyoming towns along with their most famous resident.
Buffalo - Joe Tiller was one of the most respected coaches in college football and is credited as an innovator of the spread offense. After leading Wyoming to a Top 25 ranking in 1996, he left for Purdue University, where he set a school record for the most career wins.
Cody - Buffalo Bill isn't the only celebrity from Cody. It was also the birthplace of Jackson Pollock, who became one of the most famous painters in the world and was renowned among the leaders of the abstract art movement.
Evanston - Two Wyoming natives played a major role in the administration of former President George W. Bush. Casper's Dick Cheney and Dana Perino, who served as White House Press Secretary from 2007 through 2009. Now a best-selling author and Fox News commentator, Perino was born in Evanston and has relatives in Newcastle.
Kemmerer - The "Fossil Fish Capital of the World" has a few claims to fame. Home to the first J.C. Penney store, it's also where Jerry Buss grew up. After high school, Buss attended the University of Wyoming and later owned the Los Angeles Lakers.
Torrington - Along with Proulx and Casper native C.J. Box, another Wyoming author has done big business at the box office. Prior to writing "The Revenant", Michael Punke was an accomplished lawyer and served as the United States Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.