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Rawlins is a city in Southeast Wyoming.

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  1. Rawlins was named for Union General John Aaron Rawlins, who camped in the locality in 1867.
  2. Larry Wilcox, co-star of the popular 1970s TV show CHiPs, grew up in Rawlins.
  3. Rawlins is also a full-facility tourism center and is the point where US 287 branches off to the northwest to serve both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
  4. Big Nose George, a Wild West outlaw, was hanged by a lynch mob in Rawlins in 1881.

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