People are few and far between in Wyoming. Those that do live here prize tradition, self-reliance, and their connection to the land. So when change comes to the high plains — an oil boom, a minister with new ideas — communities here are tested, and neighbors have to strike a balance between preserving their independent way of life, and learning to rely on one another. We trek to the small towns and remote ranches of Wyoming, meeting people as they adapt to the New Old West.
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Banner image: Wind farm on I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie