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Title: Wyoming History

Wyoming History
  • Yolanda
  • 4th Grade
  • Hebard School
  • November 10, 2004

Where is Wyoming?

Wyoming State Facts
  • Statehood date July 10, 1890-44th State
  • Size in Square Miles 97,914 square miles, 9th
    largest state
  • Population 493,782 (2000 Census)
  • Neighboring States Montana, South Dakota,
  • Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho
  • Average Temperature
  • In Winter 19F
  • In Summer 67F

Wyoming State Facts
  • Important Physical Features Old Faithful,,
    Mirror Lake, Devils Tower, Green River, Flaming
  • Capital Cheyenne
  • Largest City Cheyenne
  • State Nickname Equality State, Cowboy State
    Big Wyoming,

Wyoming State Facts
  • Products Beef cattle, Coal, Glass goods Gypsum,
    Corn, Refined oil, Chemicals, Natural gas, oil,
    Trona, wheat corn,
  • Native Animals Sheep, Dogs, Beavers, Elk, Deer,
    Moose, Black bears,

Wyoming State Governor
  • The governor of Wyoming is Dave Freudenthal.
  • Born in Thermopolis, Wyoming in 1950
  • The 54-year-old Democrat grew up on his family
    farm north of town.
  • He is the seventh of eight children.

Wyoming State BirdWestern meadowlark Sturnella
  • Length 8.5 inches
  • Sharply-pointed bill
  • Buff and brown head stripes
  • Yellow underparts with black "v" on breast
  • White flanks with black streaks
  • Brown upperparts with black streaks
  • Brown tail with white outer tail feathers
  • Juvenile and winter plumages somewhat duller
  • Frequents open habitats Click to add text

Wyoming State Motto
"Equal Rights"
Wyoming state Flower Indian Paintbrush
  • The Indian Paintbrush are perennial, biennial or
    annual herbs 15 - 60 cm high
  • flowers are insignificant compared to the bracts
    which are brightly coloured red, yellow, pinkish,
    and sometimes white There are at
  • least 6 species of Indian Paintbrush found in the
    area and it is very hard to tell them apart

Wyoming State Flag
  • The colors of Wyomings Flag are
  • Red
  • White
  • Blue

Wyoming state Hero Nellie Tayloe
  • She died in 1977 at the age of 101. Interment
    was in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Mrs. Ross was an avid supporter of her husband
  • Nellie Tayloe Ross was born November 29,1876 near
    St. Joseph, Missouri.
  • She was the first woman to be Governor in
  • She taught school for a few years in Omaha before
    coming to Cheyenne in 1902, .

Wyoming Mini-Timeline
  • 1807--John Coulter becomes the first known person
    to explore the Yellowstone Park region.
  • 1812--Robert Stuart of the Pacific Fur Company
    discovers South Pass, a pass through the Rocky
  • 1840--The last Rocky Mountain fur trappers
    rendezvous is held.
  • 1902--Shoshone, the first U.S. national forest,
    is founded in Wyoming.
  • 1924--The First National Bank of Cheyenne fails,
    one of 25 in the state. The reasons cited are
    the low prices of cattle, crops, land, and high
  • 1941-1945After the United States enters World War
    II, about 33,000 Wyoming men and women serve
    their country.
  • 2000Wyoming Senator Dick Cheney was elected Vice
    President of the United States

Wyoming State License PlateCreated by Me!
  • Wyoming special becauseThe pony Express of the
    wild west. And the State tree It was the Only
    tree to grow and we have some of the spooky
    stories and the state Dinosaur is a triceratops
    and it very cool

Wyoming Tourism
  • Yellowstone National Park was the first Park in
    the United State.
  • Devils Tower
  • Hot Springs State park near Thermopolis Because
    wyomings First State park
  • Fort Laramie
  • Fort Washakie

Wyoming Mining
  • Wyoming also leads the country at mining trona
    and bentonite
  • Wyoming is sixth at producing Natural Gas
  • Wyoming ranks fourth in the country at producing
  • Wyoming is number-one state for mining coal.

Wyoming Agriculture
  • Wyoming has about 9,000farms and ranches.
  • Wyoming ranks ninth at harvesting dry beans.
  • Beef cattle are Wyomings top farm product.
  • Wheat, corn, and hay are other Wyoming Crops

Wyoming State Tree
  • The cottonwood traveled west with the seettlers.
  • It was the only tree willing to grow in some
    spots on the prairies.
  • The pioneers used this hardy and fast-growing
    tree to make their cabins, barns, corrals, and
    churches. From my first pocket guide Wyoming

Wyoming Rivers
  • Sweet Water River
  • Shoshone River
  • Powder River
  • Green River
  • Snake River
  • Horse River
  • Missouri River
  • Bighorn River
  • North Platte River
  • Belle Fourche River

Project Resources
  • Map KME and http//www.wyolinks.com/
  • Technology IntegrationWyoming History
  • Slide 2 link and follow directions in notes.
  • General Wyoming State information.
  • Wyoming Kids Page

Wyoming State Standards Addressed
  • 4. Time Continuity, and Change
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of the
    people, events, problems, ideas and cultures that
    were significant in the history of our community,
    state, nation, and world.
  • 5. People, Places and Environments
  • Students demonstrate an understanding of
    interrelationships among people, places,
    economies, and environments.
  • 6. Social Studies Processes and Skills
  • Students access, organize, synthesize, evaluate,
    and interpret information using appropriate
    resources and technology to collaborate, make
    decisions, solve problems, and report results in
    any of a variety of formats.
  • 7. Technology
  • Students demonstrate the ability to use the
    appropriate technology to access and process
    information applying a variety of resources to
    the study of history, geography, economics, and
    social institutions.

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