30 Interesting Facts About Wyoming

Facts About Wyoming

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Facts About Wyoming

  1. In 2021, the real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of Wyoming was 36.66 billion U.S. dollars.
  2. Wyoming became the 44th state of the United States of America on the 10th of July 1890.
  3. Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US.
  4. The capital city of Wyoming is Cheyenne. Facts About Cheyenne
  5. The name “Wyoming” comes from the Lenape Indian word mecheweami-ing, which means “at (or on) the big plain.”
  6. Wyoming is a dry state with much of the land receiving less than 10 inches of rainfall per year.
  7. The estimated population of Wyoming is 578,759, as of 2019.
  8. Wyoming is the least populated state in the US.
  9. Wyoming is home to some of the largest travelling sand dunes in the world.
  10. In 1869, Wyoming became the first state to grant women the right to vote.
  11. The official motto of Wyomingites is “Equal Rights” and one of the state’s nicknames is the Equality State, both in reference to the pioneering women’s suffrage law from 1869. The motto was officially adopted 86 years later in 1955.
  12. The largest coal mine in the united states of America is the Black Thunder, located near Wright, Wyoming.
  13. The wife of Governor William Bradford Ross became the governor after he died. Nellie Tayloe Ross is the only female governor in Wyoming’s history.
  14. Wyoming’s highest peak is the Gannett Peak at 4,210 meters or 13,810 feet.
  15. Wyoming’s oldest person lived to the ripe old age of 110 years, 6 days. Fannie Barney was born in July 1873 and passed away on August 4, 1983.
  16. Established in 1872, Yellowstone was the first National Park and lies mostly within the borders of Wyoming.
  17. Wyoming’s state flag symbolizes virility, fidelity, and justice.
  18. In Wyoming, it is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people’s view in a public theatre or place of amusement.
  19. the Forkwood Soil is Wyoming’s official state soil.
  20. Wyoming was the last state in the union to raise the legal drinking age from 19 to 21 in 1988.
  21. The first book printed in Wyoming, in 1866 was the Dictionary of the Sioux Language.
  22. The state of Wyoming has 23 counties.
  23. The University of Wyoming was founded in the year 1886 when Wyoming is not yet officially part of the United States.
  24. There are 32 islands within the borders of Wyoming state.
  25. The Wind River actually changes its name in the middle of the stream becoming the Big Horn River at a site at the north end of the Wind River Canyon, where each year the Native Americans hold a ceremony depicting the “Wedding of the Waters.”
  26. The lowest point in Wyoming is the Belle Fourche River at 3,099 ft.
  27. The horse on the Wyoming license plate has a name, “Old Steamboat.” It is named after a bronco that could not be ridden in the early 1900s.
  28. The Wyoming State Flag, designed by Mrs A.C. Keyes of Casper, was adopted by the fourteenth legislature on January 31, 1917.
  29. Wyoming is one of only six states with an official state dinosaur: the triceratops.
  30. Wyoming’s state tree is the Cottonwood.


Facts About Wyoming
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