No. 1 – The Jackalope.

Long a staple of Western myth, the Jackalope was “discovered” in Douglas, Wyoming.   In the early 1930’s, two brothers named Herrick put together the first specimen, using taxidermy skills learned in a mail-order course.  The rest is Douglas (and the greater Southwest) history. Douglas celebrates “Jackalope Day” every year, usually on the first weekend in June.  For a time the Chamber of Commerce sold Jackalope Hunting Licenses, and the State of Wyoming trademarked the term “jackalope” in 1965.  But the jackalope belongs to all of the West, and it is unusual not to find a jackalope postcard on a rack west of the Mississippi.

They apparently can get quite large.


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