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Awakenings: Wyoming: Home to Many Firsts

on July 10, 2014

This Day in History: July 10, 1890

Wyoming, the Equality State, the Cowboy State, Big Wyoming

Land of geysers & hot springs, cowboys, bucking broncos, bison, free-roaming wild horses & some of the most spectacular scenery in the world…Wyoming, part of Awesome America!


Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote in 1869. This action lead to the nickname “The Suffrage State” and later to “The Equality State.” “Equality” is also the state motto. Wyoming has officially adopted a cowboy on a bucking horse as a symbol of the state. This has lead to the reference of Wyoming as “The Cowboy State.” With Wyoming being the 10th largest state in total area in the nation, it has also earned the nickname “Big Wyoming.” This connotation pays homage to the rugged natural beauty of Wyoming, a state where the Great Plains meets the Rocky Mountains.



When you hear someone mention Wyoming, what are your first thoughts? I doubt very seriously they focus on the Triceratops. [Yep! Wyoming claims a state dinosaur.] What about buffalo or bronco riding? Now, that’s more like it…symbols of the wild, wild West and native to Wyoming.

3 responses to “Awakenings: Wyoming: Home to Many Firsts

  1. Wow! Wyoming looks beautiful. I’ll bet the winters are brutal though.

  2. Micki Peluso says:

    I never got to see Wyoming but always wanted to as it sounds gorgeous! I also did not know that it wasthe first state allowing women to vote. Thanks for a nice post.

  3. Raani York says:

    I LOVE this picture, Sharla.
    I have to admit I would love to see Wyoming once, even though I have heard that Wyoming only has two seasons: July and Winter…
    Still: I too heard it’s amazing – and being me as a “Western” fan, I wouldn’t mind seeing this one day.

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