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Pinedale Online > News > August 2010 > Book Release: ‘Hurry McMurry: W. N. "Neil’ McMurry, Wyoming Entrepreneur

Book cover. Photo by McMurry Family.
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Neil McMurry and Ann Noble. Photo by McMurry family.
Neil McMurry and Ann Noble
W. N. "Neil" McMurry reviews the book with author Ann Chambers Noble (J. Sore Photography)
Book Release: ‘Hurry McMurry: W. N. ‘Neil’ McMurry, Wyoming Entrepreneur
Book signing at Half Moon Lake Resort August 27th
by Media release
August 8, 2010

The first complete and comprehensive biography of W. N. "Neil" McMurry, written by Ann Chambers Noble, is about to be published and will be available for purchase later this month. The new book, Hurry McMurry: W. N. "Neil" McMurry, Wyoming Entrepreneur, is the life story of one of Wyoming’s best-known businessmen and philanthropists.

The narrative begins with McMurry’s early childhood in Casper during the Great Depression, progresses through his service as a B-17 gunner in Europe during World War II, and details his return home, raising a family, and building a business career. McMurry spent decades constructing highways as a partner in the Rissler and McMurry Company. He played a central roll in the successful drilling for natural gas in the Jonah Field and Pinedale Anticline, and today development numerous enterprises, such as the McMurry Business Park in Casper.

Perhaps the most important part of McMurry’s story, though, is how he has succeeded – through honest business practices. His handshake and his word have been better than any written contract. As we struggle with the fallout from one of our nation’s worst recessions, brought on by unethical business dealings, it is refreshing to read about those who have achieved their goals with their characters intact. Neil McMurry is proof that it can be done.

The public is invited to a reception and book signing with the author on Friday August 27, 2010, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Half Moon Lake Restaurant near Pinedale.

These hardcover books with color dustjackets and full color throughout, are now available for $35 each in Pinedale at the Cowboy Shop, Office Outlet, and the Museum of the Mountain Man. Books will also be for sale at book signing and from

Local graphic artist, Sue Sommers, did the layout and design for the book and cover, as well as editing. Dari Quirk, of Pinedale, helped edit the book.

Pinedale Online > News > August 2010 > Book Release: ‘Hurry McMurry: W. N. "Neil’ McMurry, Wyoming Entrepreneur

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