Interesting Facts About Wyoming

  • 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