Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Wyoming!

Today is the anniversary of Wyoming being admitted to our United States of America.

Date of Admittance:
July 10, 1890 

The word "wyoming" is based a Native American word
meche-weami-ing meaning "on the great plain."
The territory was stolen acquired from the Native Americans.

Place in the Family
Number 44
By this point the only states
left were in the West.
Wyoming comes between 
Idaho (last week, July 3, 1890)
and Utah (Jan 1896)

"Equal Rights"
This is nice, I guess....

The Equality State
Because Wyoming was the first state to 
allow women to vote, in 1869. 

On the License Plate
A bucking buckaroo 

State Flag
A red and white banner around a blue field
with the state seal in the center
of a white silhouette of a buffalo.
I think this is one of my favorite state flags.
It's simple and elegant...and features
a buffalo. Come on, what more
do you want?

First City You Probably Think of
When You Think "Wyoming"
Are there cities in Wyoming?

Actual State Capital:Cheyenne

State Size (Area) is 10th of 50.
Population is closer to 50th of 50.
(per 2000 Census figures)
In other words, fewer people live in Wyoming
than do in Rhode Island. Think about that for a minute!

Wyoming Sports:
There are no professional sports teams in
Wyoming. I mean, besides Cow Punching
and Rodeo-ing.  
The Cheyenne Frontier Day
is the biggest rodeo in the US  

Anybody From Wyoming
Ever Grow Up To Be President?

Good vs Evil
Wyoming Edition 
Matthew Shepherd
was born and was killed in Wyoming,
as were his killers.

Celebrities From Wyoming
Curt Gowdy
sports announcer

Matthew Fox
actor, "Party of Five," "LOST"

Jackson Pollock
new-wave artist

Film Star From Wyoming
Devils Tower
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind,"

(without make-up)

Fictional Wyoming
Brokeback Mountain
(movie was actually filmed in Canada)

Most Famous Wyomingan(?)
Yellowstone National Park
The very first National Park area is  
3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2) wide


A Song For You....
"I Can Still Make Cheyenne"
George Strait
(Aaron Barker-Erv Woolsey)
A rodeo-man is willing to give up his travelling life
until he realizes his lover is leaving him.
Then he decides to go to the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo after all. 

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