Thursday, March 2

Facts about Wyoming

Wyoming Facts

Learn facts about Wyoming for kids.

Have you ever taken a vacation to Wyoming before? Do you already live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about Wyoming right here; just continue to read on. I just love learning quick facts about each of the different states in the United States. I would love to share some of those quick facts with you! Every Thursday, I will post quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done alphabetically (ABC) order! Last week, we posted facts about Wisconsin. This week, we are posting quick facts about Wyoming. You will learn about Wyoming's state flag, bird, and other facts.

I have made a certificate of completion for anyone who has read all the quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. You can print it out, sign it, and give it to your child/ren for their participation and completion of the quick facts about the fifty states.

Now, let’s move on to our final state in the alphabetical series order of states… Wyoming!!

Did you know Wyoming was the forty-fourth (44th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! Wyoming officially joined the union on July 10, 1890. Wyoming is located in the Western region of the United States. Wyoming shares a border with six (6) states: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho.  Wyoming is the tenth (10th) largest state in the United States. That means Wyoming is one of the largest states in the United States of America. There are about 581,380 people that live in the state of Wyoming.

Did you know that the population of the United States is estimated to be about 334,444,109 people and growing? (At the time of this writing)


Wyoming famous person alert:

Did you know James Johnson was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming? James Johnson is a professional basketball player. To learn more about James Johnson, CLICK HERE

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Comment with a fact about the state you reside in?



Quick Facts about Wyoming:

1. Wyoming is known for its beautiful landscapes, cowboy culture, and coal. Wyoming’s nicknames are the Cowboy State, Equality State, and Big Wyoming. The Wyoming state motto is “Equal Rights”. The abbreviation for Wyoming is WY. 

2. Wyoming's capital is Cheyenne, which officially became the capital in 1869 and has an estimated population of about 65,050 people.

3. The state bird of Wyoming is the Western meadowlark. The Western Meadowlark was chosen as the state bird for Wyoming on February 25, 1927. Western meadowlarks have a bright, beautiful yellow color on their neck, underneath, and chest area. The bird also has a black v shape on its chest area. The Western meadowlark has a mixture of black, brown, and creamy grey coloring on its backs, tails, and wings. You can look at pictures of and read more about the Western meadowlark here: Click here

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4. Wyoming’s official state flower is the Wyoming Indian paintbrush. The Wyoming Indian paintbrush is a perennial flower/plant that can be found growing throughout the state. The Wyoming Indian paintbrush usually blooms from April to June. The Wyoming Indian paintbrush became Wyoming’s official state flower in 1917.

5. The current state flag of Wyoming was officially adopted on January 31, 1917. Wyoming’s state flag has a blue background with a red and white border. Wyoming’s state seal appears in the center of a silhouette of a white bison on the flag.

6. Some crops grown in Wyoming are barley, cabbage, corn, hay, oats, potatoes, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit in Wyoming are Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Devil's Tower National Monument.

8. Some animals that live in Wyoming are bears, bison, elk, rams, snakes, and white-tailed deer.

9. Wyoming can get hot or cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Wyoming was 116 degrees Fahrenheit in Bitter Creek, Wyoming, on July 12, 1900. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Wyoming was -66 degrees (negative 66 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Riverside, Wyoming, on February 9, 1933.



Do you have any cool facts about Wyoming; please share them in the comments?



Get your free printable Wyoming worksheet here:

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Books about Wyoming:

1. My United States Wyoming by Audra Wallace

2. Hello, Wyoming! by Martha Day Zschock

3. Night-Night Wyoming by Katherine Sully

4. C is for Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet by Eugene Gagliano

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.



You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the posts from all 50 states in one convenient place. 

We have zero (0) states left to blog about! We have completed the quick facts about each of the fifty states of the United States… Yay!!! High fives to everyone who took some time out of their busy schedules to learn quick facts about each of the 50 states in the United States. Excellent job! Don’t forget to get your free printable certificate of completion on my printable page.

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Tune in next week to learn some quick facts about a famous poet! Thanks for taking the time to learn quick facts by reading my blog post!! If you find a mistake, please let me know. 

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Mimi is the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series and other titles. She loves learning, reading, drawing, and writing. She is a homeschool mother of two children. She has two adult children that have already left the nest. 

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