Star Wars Day: Comparing Wyoming Towns And The Characters They Remind Of Us
This week, millions of geeks around the world will observe Star Wars Day. To celebrate, here's a comparison featuring several of your favorite Star Wars characters and the Wyoming towns that remind us of them.
May the 4th Be With You.
Han Solo and Cheyenne – Described as both a “hero and a scoundrel”, the guy who won the Millenium Falcon in a card game also became the leader of the Rebel Alliance. In the same way, our Capital City leads Wyoming, in spite of its questionable ethics.
Darth Vader and Rock Springs – Once a proud Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker abandoned his children and turned to the dark side. Kind of like Rock Springs; a town with a checkered past and a bad reputation.
Yoda and Laramie – Small, but wise. Yoda was a skilled trainer and mentor. Similar to the way Laramie has helped educate Wyoming’s young people for over a century.
Princess Leia and Yellowstone – Like Yellowstone, Princess Leia is beautiful. They’re also bold, strong and fearless.
Chewbacca and Casper – Casper and Chewbacca are both misunderstood and underrated. In spite of their rough appearance, they’re loyal, compassionate and smarter than they look.
R2-D2 and Gillette – Resourceful, brave and hard working, R2D2 and Gillette both get the job done.
Jabba the Hutt and Jackson – Like Jabba’s Palace, Jackson Hole lures you in with the promise of an epic party and eventually takes all of your money.
Obi-wan Kenobi and Thermopolis – Like Obi-wan, Thermopolis thrives on a rich history and a powerful force. That force is the largest mineral hot spring in the world and its history is on display at the nearby Dinosaur Center.
Lando Calrissian and Cody – Buffalo Bill Cody and Lando had a lot in common, they were both flashy, charismatic schemers who loved to gamble.