Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. Wyoming is the 10th most extensive, but the least populous and the 2nd least densely populated of the 50 States. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city of Wyoming with a population of nearly 60,000 people within its city proper.
Any person who fails to close a fence in Wyoming is subject to a fine of up to seven hundred and fifty dollars.
The most valuable services in Wyoming are government services (public schools and hospitals, military establishments).
Wyoming leads the country in coal production in 1994 with 3 million tons per week
Manufacturing in Wyoming is minimal. The state's most important manufactured product is soda ash.
Millions of tourists visit Wyoming every year to see the geyser Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the country
At 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone National Park is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. It's 54 miles east to west and 63 miles north to south.
In 1872, Yellowstone was designated as the first National Park in the nation. The majority of Yellowstone National Park lies within the boundaries of Wyoming
the bill allows for legal Wyoming residents to challenge local and state officials in district court if it seems that those officials are not fully enforcing federal immigration laws. If an official is found to be not enforcing those laws, local or state governments could be fined anywhere from $500 to $5,000 per day
After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, people of Japanese descent living on the Pacific Coast were relocated to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming.
The U.S. acquired the land comprising Wyoming from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Wyoming was the scene of the end of the great Indian battles. Ft. Phil Kearny in northern Wyoming had the bloodiest history of any fort in the West. Thousands of well organized Indians from the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Sioux tribes fought battle after battle with the U.S. Cavalry.
Wyoming's official flag was adopted in 1917. The flag has a deep blue field surrounded by white and red borders. A white bison dominates the flag; it has the state seal in the center.
The state seal pictures a rancher and a miner on either side of a woman. The woman represents the state's motto "Equal Rights," which is written on a banner she is holding.
When the Wyoming Territory was organized in 1869, Wyoming women became the first in the nation to obtain the right to vote. In 1925 Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor in the United States.