Wyoming History, Geography, Population, State Facts

Big Wyoming, Equality State, Cowboy State

Great Seal of the State of Wyoming

Adoptedin 1921.

The Great Seal of the state of Wyoming was adopted in 1921.

The Secretary of State is the Custodian of the Great Seal. The signature of the Governor, the certifying signature of the Secretary of State and the impression of the Great Seal represent the authority and sovereignty of the State of Wyoming.

The U.S. acquired the land comprising Wyoming from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. John Colter, a fur-trapper, is the first white man known to have entered the region. In 1807 he explored the Yellowstone area and brought back news of its geysers and hot springs.

Robert Stuart pioneered the Oregon Trail across Wyoming in 1812–1813 and, in 1834, Fort Laramie, the first permanent trading post in Wyoming, was built. Western Wyoming was obtained by the U.S. in the 1846 Oregon Treaty with Great Britain and as a result of the treaty ending the Mexican War in 1848.

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.
Capital City: Cheyenne

Wyoming Capitol Tour

Wyoming: State of Wyoming Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: July 10. 1890

Airports: Airports Map | Airport Links

Amtrak: West

Area: 97818 sq.mi, 10th   Land 97105 sq. mi., 9th   Water 714 sq.mi., 36th

Area Codes: Wyoming

Biographies: Famous People from Wyoming

Bird: Western Meadowlark

Border States: Regional List  Colorado   Idaho   Montana   Nebraska   South Dakota   Utah

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Cities & Towns: Wyoming

Climate: Wyoming

Community Pages: Wyoming Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 44th State

Counties: Wyoming

County Profile: County Map   23 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: Wyoming News Headlines

Department of: Education | Certification | University of Wyoming - The University of Wyoming is the state's only provider of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and outreach services located in Laramie.

Driving: WYDOT

Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, sugar beets, sheep, hay, wheat.   Industry: Mining, chemical products, lumber and wood products, printing and publishing, machinery, tourism.

Flag: Wyoming (WY)

Flower: Indian Paintbrush   Castilleja linariaefolia

Cyndi's List   Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Fremont, 58 miles eastnortheast of Lander

Geology Maps: Wyoming

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Gannett Peak; 13,804 feet, 5th

Highways: Wyoming Highways

History: History Timeline   Historical

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: State of Wyoming Kids Site

Library: Wyoming 

License Plates: Wyoming

Lottery: None

Lowest Point: Belle Fourche River; 3,099 feet, 49th


Media: Radio   TV

Motto: Equal rights

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Wyoming name based on an Algonquin or Delaware Indian word meaning "large prairie place"

National Forest: Wyoming

Population: Quick facts   493,782; 50th, 12/00

Real Estate: Every Wyoming City, Town & Community

Representatives: Wyoming House: Members  Wyoming Senate: Members  US House:   110th Congress  US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: Wyoming

School Directory: Wyoming

Soil: Wyoming - Forkwood

Song: Wyoming  • 

Sports: Wyoming Teams

State Parks: Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites

Symbols: Symbols & Facts

Tourism: www.wyomingtourism.org

Travel: Wyoming Travel |

Tree: Cottonwood   Populus sargentii  

Veteran Affairs: Wyoming VA

Visitor Guides: Wyoming - Wyoming Electronic Scout, a visitors guide to Wyoming.

Weather: Cheyenne, Cheyenne Airport

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