Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 45 general entries. We are selecting 30 for display.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Cody. Yes he named it after himself.
22. There are 22 state parks and historic sites. The largest is Boysen State Park in central Wyoming. Yellowstone is a national park.
Wyomingite. Wyoming is famous for its cowboys.
Laramie. This museum displays collections of natural history, including fossils, minerals, and rocks, as well as exhibits about prehistoric times.
19 degrees F. Wyoming winters can be very harsh. Temperatures of -30 degrees F are not uncommon.
67 degrees F. Summers in Wyoming vary depending on the altitude. Temperatures usually remain pleasantly cool in the mountains but can be very hot in low-lying regions.
Douglas. It is held in Douglas in late August.
Gannett Peak. Gannett Peak is 13,804 feet.
Fremont. Fremont is 58 miles northeast of Lander.
Wyoming. Wyoming's state song was written by Charles E. Winter and G.E. Knapp.
Horned toad. The horned toad is actually a lizard. If attacked, a horned toad may open its mouth, hiss, bite, or even eject blood from the corners of its eyes.
f. The state fossil is actually the Knightia. The Triceratops is the state dinosaur.
Cottonwood. More specifically, the Great Plains cottonwood. Cottonwoods grow along streams and rivers and can grow as tall as 100 feet. It was adopted as the state tree on February 1, 1947.
Jade. Jade became the state gemstone on January 25, 1987.
Cutthroat trout. It was adopted at the state fish on February 18, 1987, and it is the only trout native to Wyoming.
t. It means "on the plains" or "large plains".
They are all major industries of Wyoming. The other major industry is grain. These four industries are written on a scroll on the state seal.
Indian Paintbrush. Go to http://www.state.wy.us/state/wyoming_news/general/general.asp to see a picture of one.
500,000. According to the 2000 census Wyoming population was 493,782. California is the most populous state.
10. Wyoming covers an area of 97,914 square miles. Alaska is the largest state. Alaska is about the size of half of the 48 contiguous states.
1890. On December 7, 1787 Delaware was the first state to became part of the union. Hawaii, was the last state to be admitted. It became part of the Union on August 21, 1959.
"Equal Rights". "Live free or die" is New Hampshire's motto. The other two mottoes are ones that I made up.
t. It was so weird you knew it had to be true. The state dinosaur is a triceratops. Wyoming also has a state fossil, Knightia. Go to http://www.state.wy.us/state/wyoming_news/general/general.asp to see a picture of these.