Rock Springs, WY - Gary Busey Is Wandering at the Bottom of a Ravine

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Welcome to Rock Springs, Wyoming! Although it meets our criteria for a small town, it is the fifth most populated city in Wyoming. The town is steeped in wild west history and in coal mining. Robert Leroy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, once lived in the town and worked as a butcher's apprentice. Rock Springs was also a pass through point and destination for Outlaw gangs. The town is also known as the Home of 56 Nationalities because of the influx of immigrants to work in the coal mines. Anti-Chinese sentiment among White miners led to the Rock Springs Massacre, one of the worst incidents of anti-immigrant violence in US history. The mining, quarrying, and gas and oil extraction industries remain the backbone of the town. The area also has a number of natural attractions. The nearby Killpecker Sand Dunes are the largest sand dunes in North America and the second largest in the world. We hope you enjoy our trip through Rock Springs!

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