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Sheridan, WY Honored as Top Ten True Western Town by True West Magazine!

In the mid 1890s, Buffalo Bill Cody auditioned acts for his Wild West show from the front porch of the Sheridan Inn. The town has seen a lot of history over the decades—and it continues to honor and celebrate that legacy in important ways.

That is one reason Sheridan is #8 among True West Magazine’s 2018 Top Western Towns. Abilene, KS won the top honor. They will be featured in the February 2018 issue, hitting newsstands on December 26, 2017.

The modern cowboys who gather every year for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo would surely agree. The weeklong party attracts the best athletes and includes the First People’s Pow Wow, featuring American Indian dancers. The Sheridan County Museum displays historic dioramas. The Brinton Museum has a terrific collection of Western and American Indian art, as well as brass arm cuffs worn by Sitting Bull’s wife. Visit the museum behind King’s Saddlery to see gorgeous saddles and other leatherwork.

“Sheridan is one of the great treasures, nestled in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains,” explains True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “It has been a tourist destination for more than 100 years, and much of the reason is the way it preserves and celebrates its history. There’s no question that Sheridan is a Top True Western Town.”

This is the thirteenth year True West has presented this annual award. Editors base their selection on criteria demonstrating how each town has preserved its history through old buildings, museums and other institutions, events, and promotions of historic resources.

 True West magazine is in its 65th year of leading the way in presenting the true stories of Old West adventure, history, culture and preservation. For subscriptions and more information, visit TWMag.com or call 888-687-1881.

Contact: Ken Amorosano / ken@twmag.com

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