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The youngsters that adore the Rusty the Ranch Horse children’s book series would say the books are about a sweet, playful horse and his friends living and learning on a Wyoming ranch. 

Mary and Roz Fichtner, the mother-daughter author-illustrator team of the series would agree … sort of. The books certainly feature their beloved Rusty, a real Wyoming ranch horse, but the books aren’t really about Rusty. 

“They’re about the Code of the West. Courage. Integrity. Counting your blessings,” Mary said.  

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Upton is located 70 miles east of thirteen open pit coal mines, including the Thunder Basin Coal Mine, the nation's largest. You can arrange to have guided tours to learn more about this critical industry in northeast Wyoming. Upton and Newcastle are on the railroad right-of-way that ships most of the coal to midwestern and eastern markets. There is an average of 75 Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad trains that pass through Weston County daily. This is a train watchers heaven!