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Wyoming

Entered the Union: July 10, 1890 (44) Capital: Cheyenne
Origin of Name: A contraction of the Native American word "mecheweamiing" meaning "at the big plains."
State Nicknames: The Equality State • The Cowboy State • Big Wyoming
State Flower: Indian Paintbrush State Tree: Plains Cottonwood
State Bird: Western Meadowlark State Mammal: Bison
State Fish: The Cutthroat Trout State Gem: Jade
State Reptile: The Horned Toad State Song: “Wyoming"
State Motto: Equal rights  
National Forests: 5 • National Parks: 2 • State Parks: 16
Famous For: Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, Old Faithful Geyser, Jackson Hole, Flaming Gorge, Frontier Days Celebration

Famous Wyomingites: Dick Cheney (Vice President), Washakie (Shoshone Chief), James G. Watt (Secretary of the Interior), Nellie Tayloe Ross (First Woman Elected Governor), James Bridger (Trapper, Guide), Buffalo Bill Cody (Scout), Curt Gowdy (Sportscaster)

 

Sheridan, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

 


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