( The Equality State / The Cowboy State )
Wyoming gets its name from the Algonquin words for "land of vast plains." After the Union Pacific Railroad reached the town of Cheyenne, the capital, in 1867, the population began to grow steadily in the Wyoming Territory, established in 1868. In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state. The constitution of the "Equality State" was the first in the world to grant voting rights to women. Wyoming was also the first state to elect a woman governor. People are spread out across the state in small farming and ranching towns. Wyoming's tourist attractions are among the most spectacular and well-known in the nation. Each year, millions of tourists visit Yellowstone National Park (the world's first national park). The most notable features of the park include active geysers, spectacular towering waterfalls, hot springs, deep canyons and excellent fishing. Wyoming also is home to Devils Tower, the nation's first national monument, and Grand Teton National Park, the site of some of the West's most beautiful mountain scenery.
The Flag of Wyoming|
Entered the Union in 1890 as the 44th State; flag adopted in 1917. The State seal appears on a silhouette of a bison, familiar to 19th century settlers. The red is for Native Americans, white for purity, and blue for the sky, justice, and loyalty.
Largest Cities in the State|
(2000) Cheyenne, 53,011; Casper, 49,644; Laramie, 27,204; Gillette, 19,646; Rock Springs, 18,708; Sheridan, 15,804; Green River, 11,808; Evanston, 11,507; Riverton, 9,310; Cody, 8,835
Business and Trade in Wyoming
Agriculture: Cattle, sugar beets, sheep, hay, wheat.
Industries: Cattle, sugar beets, sheep, hay, wheat.
State Symbols and Emblems
- Bird: Western Meadowlark
- Flower: Indian Paintbrush (castilleja linariaefolia)
- Tree: Cottonwood (populus sargentii)
- Song(s): Wyoming
- Motto: Equal Rights
493,782 (5.1 mi2)
Geographic Area (mi2)
Rank 9th Largest
Pub & Prv Schools
College & University
Border States: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah
Illicit Drug Use
Youth Risk Survey
Housing: In Wyoming, there are 223,854 housing units, averaging to 2.3 per sq mile.
Posters and Artwork|
Fireworks, Jackson, Wyoming, USA
Photographic Print 96" x 32"