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Wyoming is the ninth largest state. It measures 97,914 square miles. It was

admitted to the union on July 10, 1890. It is the 44th state. The capital is

Cheyenne. The highest point is at Gannett Peak which is at 13,804 feet

above sea level. The lowest point is at Belle Fourche River. It measures at

3,100 feet above sea level. The average rainfall is 14.5 inches.

The population according to the 1990 cencus is 453,588. Wyoming is

also know as Big Wyoming, the Equalty State, and the Cowboy State. The

state motto for Wyoming is Equal Rights. The Wyoming flag was designed

by Mrs. A.C. Keyes. The flag was adopted by the 14th legislature on January

31, 1917.

The heart of the flag is the Great Seal of Wyoming. There is also a

bison on the flag which represents the custom branding. The colors of the

flag are the same as the colors of the National Flag. The red border

represents the Indian, and the pioneers who gave their lives reclaming the

land. The white is the emblem of purity, and uprightness over Wyoming.

The blue is the color of the sky and mountains, and also is symbolic of

fidelity, and justice.

The Great Seal of Wymoing was adopted by the second legislature in

1893. It was also revised by the 16th legislature in 1921. There are two

dates on the Great Seal. They are 1869 and 1890. In 1869 was the birth of

the Territorial goverment. In 1890 was when Wyoming admission to the

Union. It has a picture of a banner that has the words Equal Rights on it.

This stands for the status and fair treatment women have always enjoyed in


On Medicine Mountain there is a Medicine Wheel which has 28

spokes and a circumfrance of 245 feet. This was a ancient shrine built of

stone by the hands of some forgotten tribe. A crow cheif has said before “ It

was built before the light came by the people who had no iron. The relic still

remains one of Wyomings unsolved puzzles.

The indians of Wyoming were nomads and known as the Plains

Indians. The tribes are Arapaho, Arikara, Bannock, Blackfeet, Cheyenne,

Crow, Gros Ventre, Kiowa, Nez Perce, Sheep Eater, Sioux, Shosshone and

Ute tribes. Of all the tribes the Cheyenne and the Sioux were the last of the

Indians to be placed on the reservations.
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