More than a water stop

Inaugural MedBow event to honor town’s humble beginnings

When driving along U.S. 30, the town of Medicine Bow can be a welcome sight to those traveling to Carbon, Natrona or Albany County. The town of less than 300 people nearly seems an oasis in the high desert.

An almost fitting role to play as the small town began as a water stop for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1868. More than 150 years later, a few businesses still serve as stops for the weary traveler, though they offer far more than water now.

On May 14 and 15, JB’s Stop-n-Shop and The Old West Bar in Medicine Bow will be holding the inaugural Water Stop Jamboree to pay homage to the to...


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