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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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Both Newcastle and Upton have large deer herds living right in town!  Wild turkeys are everywhere! There are large elk herds to the north, east and west!  There are more North American Pronghorn Antelope than there are people!  Look for groundhogs, snakes and lizards. Wildlife watching is easier than people watching in Newcastle and Upton. Bring your binoculars and your cameras!