Are you ready to learn about Wyoming?
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. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! Each and every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Wisconsin. This week we are posting quick facts about Wyoming.
For anyone who has read all the quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States I have made a certificate of completion 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 that 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 bigger sized 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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Quick Facts about Wyoming:
1. A few things Wyoming is known for are: beautiful landscapes, cowboy culture, and coal. Here are a few of Wyoming’s state nicknames: Cowboy State, Equality State, and Big Wyoming. The Wyoming state motto is “Equal Rights”. The abbreviation for Wyoming is WY.
2. The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne. Cheyenne officially became the capital of Wyoming in 1869. Cheyenne 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 its 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 a creamy grey coloring on their backs, tails, and wings. You can look at pictures of and read more about the Western meadowlark 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 of Wyoming. 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 on the center of a silhouette of a white bison on the flag.
6. Some crops that are grown in Wyoming are: barley, cabbage, corn, hay, oats, potatoes, and wheat.
7. Some cool places to visit while in Wyoming are: Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Devils Tower National Monument.
8. Some animals that live in Wyoming are: bear, bison, elk, rams, snakes, and white-tailed deer.
9. Wyoming can get really hot and really cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever 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.
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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
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We have zero (0) states left to blog about! We have completed the quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States… Yay!!! High fives to everyone who took some time out of their very 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 printables page.
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