Billed as its tenth-annual guide to “everything western,” True West magazine has published the 2012 “Best of the West” issue with several Wyoming locations and businesses ranked at the top.
“We see a wide variety of Wyoming’s heritage represented in these findings and know that for every winning category there are dozens of other Wyoming locales worthy of recognition,” said Diane Shober, state tourism director.
Fort Bridger State Historic Site in southwestern Wyoming was chosen Best Preserved Fort. The magazine editors note recent upgrades to exhibits “help visitors understand the significance of this post that served overland emigrant travelers.”
Klondike Ranch near Buffalo, WY was deemed Best Guest Ranch of the West for inspiring guests to join in the chores on the working cattle ranch and keeping history alive.
There were two “Reader’s Choice” awards given to Wyoming businesses: Nagle-Warren Mansion in Cheyenne was named Best B&B and Cody’s Irma Hotel garnered recognition as the Best Historic 100 Years Business.
Western author and historian Candy Moulton of Encampment, WY served in a working group of contributing editors that assisted True West, based in Arizona, in making the 2012 compilations. “We write stories for the magazine throughout the year and they trust our judgment,” said Moulton who found the new additions at Fort Bridger “fascinating and fun.” Moulton nominated only the western U.S. locations she has visited.
The January 2012 issue of True West is also a source book for many western activities and attractions such as museums, events and adventures.
Candy Moulton, 307.329.8942
Diane Shober, 307.214.3741