Converse County (pop. 13,833), south of Campbell County, was named for A.R. Converse, a banker and rancher from Cheyenne who was a partner in a local ranch.
The Laramie Mountains and Medicine Bow National Forest are in the southern part of the county.
The county seat is Douglas (pop. 6,120), on the North Platte River.
The Wyoming State Fair has been held in Douglas since 1905.
Christ Episcopal Church in Douglas dates from 1898.
Douglas had an internment camp for German and Italian prisoners of war in World War Two; the Officers’ Club is still standing.
The jackalope, Wyoming’s Official Mythological Creature, was first captured by Douglas Herrick of Douglas in the 1930s.
Ayers Natural Bridge Park is southwest of Douglas.
Fort Fetterman, about 10 miles northwest of Douglas, was a U.S. Army fort established in 1867.
The town of Bill (pop. 11), 35 miles north of Douglas, has a 112-room hotel and a 24-hour diner – mainly for the use of Union Pacific Railroad employees between shifts on their coal-carrying trains.
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