A little over 200 years later, he might be just now rolling over in his flatland grave to hear the news that Dubois, Wyoming (aka Never Sweat) has been ranked #4 out of the Top 10 Western Towns of 2010, at least according to True West Magazine. Yeah I know, that and a dollar will get you into the local Tie Hack Museum.
Top 10 True Western Towns
Sitting at the upper end of the Wind River Valley, and nestled between between the rugged Wind River Range to the South and volcanic Absaroka's to the north, it's a veritable sportsman's and alpinist's paradise while at the same time preserving it's own rich history through old buildings, museums and other historical institutions and events. Grizzlies and lynx still roam the surrounding forests and local ranchers, while for the most part not being very predator friendly, are good stewards of the land and preserve vast amounts of open wild country from exploitation. Formally just an overnight stop for tourists on their way to Yellowstone, it has now become a destination in and of itself by folks in the know -not unlike Pinedale, Wy. The start of the end some might say...
Enjoy it before the rubber tomahawk shops and ice cream stands take over.