Medicine Bow is one of the most impressive mountains in south eastern Wyoming. The Mountain, most often called, Medicine Bow Peak, is part of a small range called the Medicine Bow's. Nearby is the tiny village of Medicine Bow and Medicine Bow River.
Took This Shot of Medicine Bow Peak Last Sunday
Where did the name Medicine Bow come from? Good solid birch trees that made terrific hunting bows for native peoples roaming and hunting the area. Many different woods and even the antlers of big horn sheep and elk were used in various parts of the west to make hunting bows. The Birch wood found along today's Medicine Bow River must have made exceptional bows. So good they said it was, “good medicine,” the medicine wood.
Powerful Animals Took a Powerful Bow