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Interesting Facts about Wyoming

We are going to drive into the cowboy state of Wyoming. Here are some interesting Wyoming state facts, and I bet you won't be able guess some of these.

1. In 1867, the city of Carbon became home to the state's first coal mine.

2. The city of Kemmerer was where the very first JCPenney store was opened.

3. Out of all of the states in the US, this state has the lowest population.

4. The city of Cody was named after the famous "Buffalo Bill" William Cody.

5. WY is home to the majority of the Yellowstone National Park.

6. The state's automobile license plates depict a cowboy riding a bucking bronco.

7. The horse that is depicted on the state's license plate is named "Old Steamboat".

8. This state was the very first to grant women the right to vote in the United States.

9.  In 1906, Devils Tower was founded as the first National Monument.

10. In 1872, Yellowstone National Park was named the first official National park.

11. In 1994, this state was the nation's leader in coal production, weighing in with three million tons per week.

12. Campbell County High School is the largest high school in the state.

13. Near the city of Wright lies the United State's largest coal mine, which is named Black Thunder.

14. The city of Wolf is home to the first Dude Ranch, the Easton Ranch. This was also where the word "dude" originated.

15. In the Wind River Canyon, the river changes names half way down the stream from the Wind River to the Big Horn River. This is also where the Native Americans hold a ceremony for the "Wedding of the Waters".

I hope you enjoyed these Wyoming state facts. As these facts go to show you that this state has more to offer than just the Yellowstone National Park.

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