Quizzes & Trivia
INSP fans of The Virginian: The Men from Shiloh love travel to 1900s Medicine Bow, Wyoming with the mysterious man known only as the Virginian. But Wyoming tourists can go even further back in time. Located seven miles from Medicine Bow, visitors can catch a photo op at the Dinosaur Bone House, a cabin constructed of 5,796 fossils, dug from Como Bluff, a nearby ridge.
Stretching over Main Street in Afton is a 75-foot arch. Not unusual, you might think…until you consider it’s made from 3,011 elk antlers. Fear not, no animals were harmed in the making of this arch. Bull Elks shed their antlers naturally in March and April, and soon after, they begin growing anew.
The bison might be Wyoming’s official state animal, but it’s best not to try and take that selfie with the shaggy creatures, as more tourists are injured by bison at Yellowstone than by bears.
A major source of meat for native tribes and early settlers, an estimated 20 to 30 million bison once roamed the plains across America. Today about 500,000 reside in North America, most of which are crossbred with cattle and live on ranches.
Bison, or buffalo, offers more protein and nutrition with fewer calories and less fat than commercially produced beef. Bison can be cooked the same way you enjoy beef, yet it has a richer, sweeter flavor.
Try making this bison jerky right in your own kitchen, no dehydrator necessary.
Spices to taste:
You can make this as elaborate or simple as you want. Be creative. Add spices you like or go with just one or two.