Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 24, 2016

The capitol building was constructed even before Wyoming became a state, which means that the center part (the first to be built) is over 125 years old.  It's now time for some "clean-up and fix-up" work.  As a result, the capitol will be closed until 2018.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 17, 2016

Wyoming is home to not only the first national park but also the first national monument.  While Hollywood made Devils Tower famous in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," it was a sacred spot to Native Americans well before that and draws thousands of tourists each year.

Some of those who visit the tower come to climb it.  Would you want to ascend those practically vertical sides?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 10, 2016

 Wyomingites are justifiably proud of the many "firsts" that the state can boast.  Among them is Yellowstone, the first national park.

You probably knew that Yellowstone was the first national park in the United States, but did you know that it was the first in the world?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- February 3, 2016

As part of its year-long celebration of 125 years of statehood, Wyoming is issuing commemorative stickers like this one.  While others feature specific parts of the state, this one gives you the highlights.

Do you recognize all of the places/ events shown?