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Facts About Wyoming

The name Wyoming comes from the Delaware Indian phrase meche-weami +ing meaning “land of mountains and valleys alternating”.

  • Wyoming Capital - Cheyenne
  • Nickname(s) - Equality State and the Cowboy State
  • Motto - Equal Rights
  • Song: Wyoming by Charles Winter & G.E. Sublette; adopted in 1955
  • Statehood - July 10, 1890: it was the 44th state
  • Area/size - 96,988 square miles
  • Elevation - Its lowest point is Belle Fourche River at 3,100 feet and its highest point is Garnet Peak at 13,804 feet
  • State Bird - Meadowlark
  • State Flower - Indian Paintbrush
  • State Tree - Cottonwood
  • State Mammal - Bison
  • State Gemstone - Jade

Photo Credits: J Hull