Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The campaign is a few years old, but the message is as true as it was then: libraries bring the world to us.
When was the last time you visited your library?
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Travelers who pick up the flags (free, of course) at visitors' centers and at historic sites throughout the state are encouraged to post photos of themselves and their flags using the hashtag #FlyYourWY.
If you're curious, you can find more information at their web site or by searching with the hashtag.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
It was the 44th state, admitted to the union in 1890.
Part of the reason Wyoming was granted statehood was that it was the first territory to grant women the right to vote. That happened in 1869, so you can see that it still took a while to become a state.
Wyoming has two nicknames: the Equality State and the Cowboy State. I'm sure you can guess why each one of those was chosen.
Wyoming is proud of its firsts. In addition to women's suffrage, it's the site of the first national park (Yellowstone in 1872) and the first national monument (Devils Tower in 1906). And in 1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross became Wyoming's -- and the nation's -- first woman governor.