On June 2, 1899, Robert Lee Roy Parker more commonly known as Butch Cassidy, robbed a Union Pacific Overland Flyer at Wilcox Station, just south of Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The scene of this robbery was later immortalized in the Hollywood classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. Watch the robbery scene here: Train Robbery
The heist resulted in a massive manhunt lead by a number of notable lawmen. The criminals were not caught and it was later presumed that the Wild Bunch hid along the bluffs of Little Medicine Bow River in an area known today as Cassidy River Ranch.
Cassidy River Ranch is located in Medicine Bow, Wyoming and the backdrop for Owen Wister’s famous western novel, The Virginian. It was this story that coined the phrase “Riding off into the sunset”. The Arapaho and Cheyenne Indian tribes called this area “Good Medicine” for the abundant material needed to make bows and arrows. This is how the name Medicine Bow came to be. The teepee rings of this great civilization still exist on the ranch today. Along the banks of the river, it is quite common to find arrow heads and other evidence of Native American Culture. Countless areas of buffalo bones can be found along the river bluffs where Plaines Indian tribes frequently hunted.
In addition to its rich western heritage, the Cassidy River Ranch has created a preservation easement to protect and preserve the discovery of the historical treasure known as the “Dinosaur Trail”. In 1933 Thomas Boylan built his cabin by using over 26,000 fossils that he gathered from this land. Neighboring Como Bluff is one of the largest and well known fossil beds in the country. When visiting the ranch during the summer months, it is quite common to find college students and Paleontologists along the Dinosaur Trail uncovering prehistoric artifacts. Other common area easements exist along the 3 miles of the Little Medicine Bow River providing recreational access for all Cassidy River Ranch owners.
What was once prairie patrolled by the Sioux Chief “Red Cloud”
and his warriors, is now the home to fly fisherman, antelope and grazing cattle. Cassidy River Ranch is a recreational paradise with 3 miles of river, maintained roads, electricity, abundant ground water and endless views. Cassidy River Ranch can be your home, vacation getaway, fishing paradise or horseback riding adventure. You are only limited by your imagination. Make your dream of ranch ownership a reality at The Cassidy River Ranch!