It was 1886 and they wanted to call their little settlement “Never Sweat’, a joke on the men of the area who seemed not to take work too seriously. But the federal government named it Dubois, after an Idaho senator of the era.
Today, the town of Dubois is a quaint little community located along the Wind River, rimmed to the south by the Wind River mountains and to the north by the Absarokas. It’s an area of striking contrasts from the badlands east of town, to the high peaks south, north and west. Stop and stay awhile and see some of the sights. It is situated in the ”banana belt” of Wyoming with Chinook winds that help keep you cool in the summer and melt snow in the winter.
Dubois offers convenient services and accomodations to both residents and visitors. A 9-hole golf course is located on the west side of town. Also open to the public are a town park with playground and tennis courts and the library. The town has a diverse economy with working ranches, outfitters, artists, craftsmen, and loggers.
Recreational opportunities in the Dubois country include many scenic areas, camping, fishing, hunting, horsepacking, hiking, photography and a large array of remarkable views for the artist.