Not Many People Know That Wyoming’s Capital Was One Of The Most Lawless Cities In The Old West

It’s the state capital and the largest city in Wyoming. Looking at Cheyenne, it’s hard to imagine it as anything other than the bustling, modern metropolis that it is, but the truth of its beginnings is a far cry from what it is today.

Founded before Wyoming was officially a state, Cheyenne was the quintessential Wild West town, filled with bandits, gamblers, and other folks from the seedier side of society. Even once it was incorporated, it took more than 20 years to tame this rowdy town down and turn it into a domesticated economic hub worthy of being the capital of the Cowboy State.

What do you love about Cheyenne?

What other Wyoming towns have a reputation for being more Wild West than Old West back in the day?