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The name Wyoming originated from a Native American word, 'mecheweamiing' (meaning 'land of big plains')
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Wyoming is nicknamed 'The Equality State' as it was the first state in the United States to give women the right to vote, which it did as a territory in 1869. Louisa Ann Swain was the first woman in the United States to vote in a general election. She cast her ballot on September 6, 1870, in Laramie, Wyoming

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Wyoming is the least populous state in the United States
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Wyoming is the second least densely populated state in the United States.(Only Alaska was less densely populated)
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Devil's Tower in Wyoming was the first national monument in the United States. Made famous in Steven Spielberg's movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," Devil's Tower is a 600 foot-high volcanic rock resmbling a petrified tree stump. President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed the thousand-plus acre tower the nation's first national monument on Sept. 14, 1906.
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Most of the Yellowstone National Park lies in Wyoming. At 2,219,823 acres, Yellowstone National Park is America's first and largest national park. Signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, the park has more than 2,000 thermal springs, geysers and bubbling mud pots.
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The first national forest was established in Wyoming in 1902. President Teddy Roosevelt created the Shoshone National Forest as the Yellowstone Forest Reserve.
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J.C. Penney (James Cash Penney) invested his entire savings of $500 and borrowed $1,500 more to open 'Golden Rule department store' in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Penney later expanded the business, and changed the store's name to "J.C. Penney" as it is known today.
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Nellie Tayloe Ross was the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state. Till date, she was the only woman to have served as governor of Wyoming.
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Wyoming is home to the pronghorn, the fastest mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
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Grand Prismatic Spring, largest hot spring in the United States, is in Wyoming part of the Yellowstone Park.
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The Bucking Horse and Rider (BH&R) is a registered trademark of the U.S. state of Wyoming. The horse depicted is a legendary rodeo bronco named 'Old Steamboat' (famously called the 'horse that couldn't be ridden') The man riding him is Nebraskan cowboy, Clayton Danks.
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Wyoming is the largest producer of coal in the United States