On May 24, National Wyoming Day recognizes the 44th state to join the union.
Also known as The Equality State, Wyoming territory led the nation and the world in granting women the right to vote. In 1869, the Wyoming territorial legislature passed a bill allowing women the right and the governor signed the bill on December 10, 1869. Twenty years later, Wyoming would approve the first state constitution including women’s suffrage. They would be granted statehood in 1870.
In a vast open country where homesteaders had to rely on one another, man or woman, equality had real meaning, true grit.
It’s also a country where massive towers seem to rise out of nowhere mysteriously. Devil’s Tower stands starkly against brilliant blue skies or disappears into the fog. Depending on the day or its mood it can do either, or both. Explore the Native American legends surrounding the creation of the monolith, hike its trails and wonder at its existence.
From Fossil Butte National Monument to Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming retells history. The state thrills and challenges visitors with its spectacular views in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Join in exploring The Equality State. Visit the towering Grand Tetons and learn about the resilient people who live in Wyoming. Follow the trails of dinosaurs and cowboys! Use #NationalWyomingDay to share on social media.
June Etta Downey – Psychologist – (July 13, 1875 – October 11, 1932)
Jackson Pollock – Artist – (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956)
Robert R Wilson – Physicist – (March 4, 1914 – January 16, 2000)
Curt Gowdy – Sportscaster – (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006)
Patricia MacLachlan – Author – (March 3, 1938 -)
Solomon Trujillo – Businessman – (November 17, 1951)
Jim Bullock – Actor – (February 9, 1955 – )
Michael Punke – Author – (December 7, 1964 -)
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