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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Matt Mead (Republican, to January 2015)|
|Entered the Union||July 10, 1890
as the 44th state
|Nickname||The Equality State|
|Professional Sports Teams||No NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams.
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||From a Native American word meaning moutains and valleys alternating|
|Historical Sites||Fort Laramie National Historic site|
|Points of Interest||Yellowstone National Park; Grand Teton National Park; Jackson Hole; Cheyenne’s Annual Frontier Days Celebration; Flaming Gorge; and Devil’s Tower and Fossil Butte National Monuments|
|Bordering States||Wyoming borders Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho.|
Follow these links to read articles about Wyoming from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- Wyoming.gov: the State of Wyoming
This is the official website for the State of Wyoming.
- Wyoming State Library
Here is the homepage for the Wyoming State Library.
- Wyoming State Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Wyoming State Historical Society.
- Wyoming State Museum
Here is the homepage for the Wyoming State Museum.
- Wyoming State Archives
Here is the homepage for the Wyoming State Archives.
- Wyoming State Parks & Historic Sites
Here is the homepage for Wyoming State Parks.
- Travel & Tourism in Wyoming
Here is the official state tourism website for Wyoming.
- Welcome to the State of Wyoming Kid’s Page
Here is the official Wyoming government web site just for kids!
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Wyoming
The site provides a wealth of information about Wyoming. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in Wyoming
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Wyoming’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: Wyoming Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in Wyoming.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: Wyoming
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in Wyoming.
- Wyoming ranks second in wool production, and has over 810,000 sheep.
- In 1925, Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of Wyoming and became the first woman governor in the United States.
- The flag of Wyoming is a bison (or buffalo) with a seal on it. If you look closely at the seal, you will see that it represents the custom of branding.
- Wyoming was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
- Wyoming is the 9th largest state, but has the fewest people (475,000).
Some Famous People from this State
- “Buffalo Bill” Cody, famous westerner, came to Wyoming in 1895 and founded Cody, Wyoming.
- Curt Gowdy, sportscaster and co-host of ABC’s Monday Night Football.
- Jedediah S. Smith, mountain man and first American to get to California from the East.
- Jackson Pollock, artist well known for his abstract paintings.
- Esther Hobart Morris, first woman justice of the peace in the United States.