Wyoming - School-Age
44th State (July 10, 1890)
State Abbreviation: WY
Origin of name: From a Native American word meaning mountains and valleys alternating.
Motto: Equal Rights
Nickname: Big Wyoming, Equality State, Cowboy State
Things to Know
On December 10, 1869, John Campbell, governor of the Wyoming Territory, signed the bill granting women the right to vote, the first law grant women the right to vote in U.S. history.
United States Senators from Wyoming.
(there are sections for children and teachers).
Ulysses S. Grant the 18th President signed the bill creating Yellowstone Park, the first national park in the United States of America and the world.
Teton range. Highest peak is the Grand Teton.
Wyoming's only National Historic Site
Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert.
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President, dedicated Devils Tower as America's first national monument.
Famous People From Wyoming
(1846 - 1917) Founder of Cody, Wyoming and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Nebraska; born in Iowa.
Nellie Tayloe Ross - 1925, the first woman governor in the nation.
(1912 - 1956) Artist well known for his abstract paintings.
(1938 - ) Author of children's books and Newberry Medal for Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Sites to See
Pioneer Bonnet, Pioneer Covered Wagon, and more.
Look at the work of Jackson Pollock and create an "action" painting using paint, paper and imagination.
Read about the Wyoming State Quarter and print out the color page.
Learn about dinosaurs, wallpapers, printable activities.
Dogie means calf.