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Wyoming

Wyoming State Map - EVSP

History: Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890. It was the 44th state to join the United States.

Yellowstone was the first official national park in the United States of America.

Famous People from Wyoming: Jackson Pollock, Vernon J. Baker, Matthew Fox, Harrison Ford, Dick Cheney, Pete Williams (see http://www.ereferencedesk.com/resources/state-famous-people/wyoming.html for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Equality State”
    Wyoming women were the first in the nation to vote, serve on juries, and hold public office.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette, Rock Springs
  • Average Climate: 18 to 83°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Chicken fried steak, rocky mountain oysters, elk, bison burgers, chokecherry preserves, rack of lamb, trout, jerky, white chili, steak (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/wyoming/iconic-food-in-wy/ )

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitor's Guide: https://www.visittheusa.com/state/wyoming

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Florida is available at http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions/wyoming-uswy.htm

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Wyoming include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Minor League sports in Wyoming include: