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Wyoming History and Government

Wyoming, nicknamed "The Cowboy State", is located in the western region of the United States. John Colter, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, first explored this region in 1807, but everyone dismissed his accounts of Yellowstone as "tall tales." The Wyoming Territory was created in 1868, and the state was admitted to the union in 1890.

The state of Wyoming is most famous for its abundant park lands, spectacular wildlife, and western heritage, but has also recently been ranked as the United States' third "Most Livable State."

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Wyoming Facts
Abbreviation: WY
Capital: Cheyenne
Nickname: Equality State
Population: 493,782
Time Zone: MST
State Motto: Equal rights
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