Ten fun facts about Wyoming


Fact 1
Wyoming is acknowledged as the first American state that gave women the right to vote.

Fact 2
In 1872 Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming became the first official National Park in the United States.

Fact 3
The popular family clothing, décor, and furniture store, JC Penney was established in Kemmerer, Wyoming. A large number of residents in the state work for this company.


Fact 4
The largest High School in the United States is Campbell County High School located in Gillette, Wyoming.

Fact 5
The largest coal mine in the United States is located in Wright, Wyoming. It is known as the Black Thunder coal mine.

Fact 6
In 1867 the first coal mine in the United States, Carbon Coal Mine, was established in Carbon, Wyoming.

Fact 7
When compared to all other states in the US, Wyoming has the lowest population.

Fact 8
The Wyoming license plate features a horse on it. The name of the horse is “Old Steamboat” and is based on a bronc0 that no one could ever ride.

Fact 9
The very first national monument to be recognized in the United States is Devil’s Tower. It was recognized by the nation in 1906.

Fact 10
There are numerous “dude ranches” located in this state with the first being Eaton Ranch located near Wolf, Wyoming. The people of this ranch were the first to call such a place a “dude ranch.”


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Short about Wyoming
Is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States.

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Fast facts
Number of households
221,479
Population
576,626
Per capita income
$28,858
Life expectancy in number of years
78.3
Statehood
July 10, 1890
Capital
Cheyenne
Largest city
Cheyenne
Number of billionaires
6
State bird
Western meadowlark
State mammal
Bison
State fish
Cutthroat trout
State tree
Plains Cottonwood
State flower
Indian paintbrush