Interesting Facts About Wyoming

Enjoy these interesting facts about Wyoming.

Wyoming Facts

- Wyoming was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

- The JCPenney stores were started in Kemmerer.

- Devils Tower was designated as the first National Monument (1906)

- Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.

- Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872)

- Wyoming is the 9th largest state, but has the fewest people (475,000).

- The first coal mine in Wyoming was in Carbon in 1867

- The largest coal mine in the USA is Black Thunder located near Wright.

- Wyoming leads the country in coal production in 1994 with 3 million tons per week