Nathan Heineke, 38, builds and repairs custom rifles at his shop in Laramie. CREDIT REBECCA MARTINEZ

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on February 15th, 2013.

The Hansen-Mead family has been an important part of Wyoming history. Not only are they well-known ranchers in Teton County, but they are have yielded 2 governors and even a writer. Muffy Mead-Ferro has written a memoir of growing up in that family called Its Head Came Off by Accident. Much of the book focuses on her view of ranch life and of her mother Mary Mead.


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