told by Melody McCotter
Story Source Material: A retelling used
with permission of the author, Gaydell Collier. From:
Hasselstrom, L. M., Collier, G. M., & Curtis, N. (1997).
Leaning into the wind: women write from the heart of the West.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Taletype Classification of the Story: Biographical
Story Rating: General Audience
Wyoming Bound is the story of a young
woman's determination to achieve a goal. As a girl, Gaydell
Collier knew she belonged in Wyoming, not New York City. She
read, wrote and dreamed about the state, the horses there, and
about her future there. This story speaks about the power of
dreams, and about what happens when we and those around us are
committed to making them come true.