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Cowboy Bar has been serving outlaws in Wyoming for 119 years

February 12, 2012View for printing

With an estimated population of 1,800 people, seven saloons, 11 brothels and absolutely no law enforcement, Meeteetse was a destination during the early part of the last century - a place to earn a living for many small businessmen and sportin' ladies alike, a place for cattlemen off the range and gold-seekers with a day off from the nearby Kirwin mines to relax and be entertained for a short time. The little town at the bottom of the hill was also a sanctuary for the occasional bank robber with a posse hot on his tail after a Cody holdup. The posse would typically turn around when Meeteetse came into sight.

By BOB VINES Northern Wyoming Daily News

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