Wyomingites are proud of the state's firsts -- first national park (Yellowstone), first national monument (Devils Tower), first women's suffrage, first female governor, but did you know that those firsts extend to maps too? In 1949, the Wyoming state map was the first in the country to have airbrushing that created shaded relief like you see here, making the mountains look higher than the surrounding plains. Who knew? I certainly didn't.
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