This is one of those "firsts" that Wyoming is justifiably proud to report: the fact that it was the first in the world to allow women to sit on a civil jury. I find it amazing to realize that 145 years ago, women weren't allowed to be jurors. I find it a sad commentary that now many people -- both men and women -- do their best to avoid jury duty. As the judge told us when I was called to jury duty last summer, it's both a responsibility and a privilege to serve as a juror.
(In case you were wondering, this sign is embedded in a small park in Laramie.)
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