Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Virginian Hotel

Virginian Hotel
Medicine Bow, WY
Built in 1911, the Virginian Hotel in Medicine Bow is a Historic Landmark for the town and for the State. It is still used today.

If you are a fan of Western literature you may recognize its name from Owen Wister's book, The Virginian.

13 comments:

  1. It's good to see a building that old still in use. I didn't know about the book, but I remember the TV series. We watched it some, but it never was as popular in our house as Gunsmoke or Bonanza.

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  2. Heh. I know the book, the TV series, etc. well. My father was a big fan of westerns (books and movies) and as a small child, I had a REALLY hard time grasping that they weren't set in... Virginia...

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  3. Love old buildings...and love it is still in use!

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  4. So Striking.......so white...so tall among the others!

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  5. I'm glad this building has been taken care of; it looks very nice from the outside. I like visiting historic buildings too.

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  6. I love the roof design, it gives the building some extra charm! I wouldn't want to climb those ladders on the side though...

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  7. I remember the TV series. I would like to see it. A good vacation idea!

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  8. I would like to see the inside..yes I liked that TV show too..I still enjoy old westerns:)

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  9. Nice! And it looks well cared for, too!

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  10. The building is so *plain*. I wonder what the rooms are like inside.

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  11. I wonder if it has been in continual use since 1911 or if, like a lot of old buildings, it sat empty before being restored? In any case, it's a pretty building and I'd love to stay there and soak in the history.

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  12. Oh my, does this picture bring back memories.......leaving Laramie, driving across the endless WINDY stretches of highway, heading north to come home for a weekend or school break.....

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  13. I love it when these old buildings are still being used. My hubby and I love history.

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