Celebrities from Every Single County in Wyoming
The land of Wyoming is spectacular, but it is the people who make it great. The farmers, the roughnecks, the miners they all leave their mark on the state. We wanted to find the people with the biggest impact from each county in Wyoming.
What do we consider to be a celebrity? Ideally, we wanted that person to have an impact on the country or the world in film, art, business, or politics. People who were just famous in Wyoming are less likely to be on the list. For example, a local politician or athlete that was only big in Wyoming were less likely to make the list.
The person could have lived, been born, or established themselves here. For Example, Dick Cheney was born in Nebraska, but his road to the White House started in Wyoming. Then there are people like Jackson Pollock who were born in the state, but they became famous elsewhere.
Big Horn County - Kody Brown born LovellReality TV Star of Sister Wives
Campbell County - Alicia Craig born in GilletteLong Distance Runner
Carbon County - C. C. Beall born in SaratogaIllustrator of political ads, book covers, comics, and ads
Converse County - Sir Barton lived in DouglasFirst race horse to win The Triple Crown
Goshen County Michael Punke born in TorringtonUnited States Trade Representative, US Ambassador to the World Trade Organization, and Author of the novel The Revenant.
Hot Springs County - Dora McGrath from ThermopolisThe first woman elected to US Senate from Wyoming
Johnson County - Chris LeDoux called Kaycee homeMusician, Cowboy, Hero
Laramie County - Neil Diamond lived in Cheyenne as a child.Songwriter and Musician
Niobrara County - James J Watt born in LuskSecretary of the Interior for Ronald Reagan
Park County - Jackson Pollock born in CodyAbstract Expressionist Painter
Platte County - Flyod Shaman born in WheatlandFolk Art Sculptor
Sheridan County - Brad Anderson born in SheridanCEO of Best Buy
Sublette County - John Burrough went to high school in PinedaleNFL defensive lineman for Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, and St. Louis Rams
Sweetwater County - Curt Gowdy born in Green RiverSportscaster for Boston Red Sox
Teton County – Harrison Ford lives in JacksonActor
Uinta County - Dana Perino from EvanstonWhite House Press Secretary for George W Bush
Washakie County - Rondo Fehlberg from WorlandBYU Wrestling and Athletic Coach
Weston County - Kody Templeman, Cory Laurence, and Tim O'Hara from NewcastleMembers of the punk band the Lillingtons