Wyoming - Fast Facts & Trivia

Yellowstone National Park

  • Wyoming's license plates show a man on a bucking Bronco.

  • Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.

  • Yellowstone was the first official national park (1872)

  • Devils Tower was designated as the first National Monument (1906)

  • The city of Gillette has the largest state high school (Campbell County High School)

  • The first coal mine in Wyoming was in carbon in 1867

  • The largest coal mine in the US is Black Thunder near Wright.

  • Wyoming was leading the country in coal production in 1994 at 3 million tons per week

  • The JC Penney branches were opened in Kemmerer.

  • The first Dude Ranch in Wyoming was the Eaton Ranch near Wolf. The Eaton's also came up with the term "buddy"

  • The horse on the Wyoming mark has a name, "Old Steamboat". It's named after a Bronc who could not be ridden back in the Oughts or Teens.

  • Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.

  • Cody Wyoming is named after William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

  • Most of Yellowstone Park is within the boundaries of Wyoming.

  • The Red Desert in south central Wyoming drains neither east nor west. The continental divide splits and goes around the desert on all sides and leaves the basin without normal drainage.

  • The Wind River changes its name in the middle of the stream and becomes the Big Horn River at a location at the northern end of the Wind River Canyon, where each year the Native Americans hold a ceremony representing the "Wedding of the Waters".

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