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Learning About the U.S. State of Wyoming

Wyoming got its name from the Algonquin words meaning “land of vast plains”. The territory started growing one the Union Pacific Railroad reached the town of Cheyenne. This is the 44th state to join the Union. Wyoming was the first state to grant voting rights to women and the first to elect a woman governor. Within the state, you’ll find small farming and ranching towns. Many people come to enjoy the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

  • Does the name Wyoming mean land of the vast plains?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Did the population begin to grow when the Union Pacific Railroad reached Cheyenne?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Does the state have two national parks?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Was Wyoming the first state to grant voting rights to women?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What is the state’s nickname?

    • Vast Plains State
    • The Equality State
    • Prairie State
  • What is the state’s capital?

    • Cheyenne
    • Jackson
    • Casper
  • What is the state song?

    • My Wyoming
    • Wyoming
    • Home to Wyoming
  • What is the state flower?

    • Peony
    • Red carnation
    • Indian paintbrush
  • What is the state bird?

    • Western meadowlark
    • Thrush
    • Woodpecker
  • What is the state tree?

    • Cottonwood
    • Willow
    • Oak
  • What is the state animal?

    • Timber wolf
    • Mule
    • Bison
  • What is the state fish?

    • Haddock
    • Whale
    • Cutthroat trout

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