Monday, 13 April 2020

State of the Month - Wyoming

Here is the very last instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Location – landlocked, in the North Mid West

Origin of name – Named after the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.  Wyoming was the first to give women the vote in 1869

Nicknames – Equality State, Cowboy State


Capital – Cheyenne

Unusual town name – Chug Water

Flower – Wyoming Indian Paintbrush

Bird – Western Meadowlark

State Tree – Plains Cottonwood

Signature foods – Chicken Fried Steak, Rocky Mountain Oysters (hint, they're not oysters), Bison burgers,  Jerky.

Famous places to visit – Yellowstone National Park, Grant Teton National Park, Cody, Devil's Tower National Monument

Famous people from Wyoming – Jackson Pollock

Go to this Pinboard to see all the States of the Month.

1 comment:

  1. Loved this series. I learned something interesting on every one.


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