Grading the University of Wyoming’s controversial new slogan depends on its fidelity to the iconic image’s roots — Owen Wister’s classic “The Virginian.”
Marcia Hensley taught English and Western American Literature at Western Wyoming Community College. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, High Country News, and the syndicated column Writers on the Range. She is the author of Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West. She lives in Laramie, Wyoming.