Friday, December 9, 2022


The fake people of Kaycee, Wyoming


By Chuck Woodbury
I stopped in tiny Kaycee, Wyoming, to check out the local Hoofprints of the Past Museum. It’s a good one, lots of quality pioneer stuff. Kaycee is right along I-25 about an hour drive north of Casper.

The museum

Kaycee, in case you did not know, is very close to Hole-in-the-Wall, where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hung out with their Wild Bunch gang. A lot of other outlaws hid there, too. It’s also famous as the home of the late country singer and rodeo champion Chris LeDoux.

What I liked best at the museum were the mannequins. I love mannequins. To be honest with you (as I always am), I have fallen in love with some mannequins through the years. Most mannequins are of attractive people. Some of the women are knockout gorgeous. Mannequins in Germany are especially stunning.

Did you see the Twilight Zone episode where the department store mannequins come to life at night after the doors are locked? Some mannequins are so authentic looking you wonder if maybe they do.

Do you think that manniquins are made in the image of real people? That would make sense to me.

Here are the mannequins that I liked at the Hoofprints of the Past Museum. The green eyes of the first one below are incredible. Just look at the detail!

Oh, before I forget, if you visit Kaycee, I recommend the Invasion Burger served across the street at the Invasion Bar and Grill. I forgot to ask how the place got the name Invasion. It’s not common, that’s for sure.

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5 years ago

I just helped set up a brand new department store in my area. They must have put a few hundred mannequins around the store. Men, women, boy and girl mannequins. Not one has a head. I asked why and the answer was there are people young and old who are freaked out by mannequins with heads. They won’t come into the stores with them. It sounded plausible given the state the population is in these days.

Phil Atterbery
5 years ago

Did your copilot object to the number of mannequin head shots?