This is an excerpt from SAVAGE RUN, MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST, WY JULY 26, 2006 BY ROGER LUDWIG:
Pointers: “Savage Run” is a great name for a wild place, but unlike the fictional “Savage Run” of C.J. Box’s book it wasn’t named as the canyon where “savages ran” for their lives, nor does it describe this tumbling little stream on its peaceful course. It is named after Richard, Walter and William Savage. According to Saratoga historian, Gay Day Alcorn, the brothers were Canadians trapping beaver for Hudson’s Bay Company when they were hired in 1868 to hunt game for the Union Pacific track crews and the soldiers at Ft. Steele............."
Nevertheless this book is a very exciting read, and indeed "savage" in places, and you'll be on the edge of your chair.