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Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.

Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872)

Devils Tower was designated as the first National Monument (1906)

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  • 1803 - Louisiana Purchase (including present Wyoming) is completed.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1828 - The first of Wyoming posts, known as 'Portuguese Houses,' is established on Middle Fork of Powder River, 11 miles east of Kaycee.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1830 - Kit Carson, noted scout, arrives.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1834 - Ft. Laramie, first permanent trading post in Wyoming, established by William Sublette and Robert Campbell.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1843 - Ft. Bridger, second permanent settlement, established by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1847 - Brigham Young leads first group of Mormons across Wyoming. Mormons build a ferry across Platte River near Fort Casper site.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1854 - Grattan Massacre occurs near Fort Laramie.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1860 - Pony Express started and crosses Wyoming. Second school in Wyoming established at Ft. Bridger by Judge William A. Carter, with Miss Fannie Foot as teacher.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1863 - Bozeman Road through Wyoming established. First newspaper in Wyoming, The Daily Telegraph, established at Ft. Bridger.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1867 - Town of Cheyenne is founded.


  • News 1869 - December 10 – The Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world.
    In 1869, Wyoming’s territorial legislature declared that “every woman of the age of twenty-one years, residing in this territory, may at every...Read MORE...


  • 1869 - Wyoming Territory organized. April 15. J. A. Campbell inaugurated as first governor of Wyoming. Cheyenne designated as territorial capital.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1870 - September 18 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.

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    September 18, 1870

  • 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
    March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's...Read MORE...


  • 1883 - Cheyenne completes incandescent lighting system.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1890 - July 10, Wyoming is admitted into the Union as the 44th State.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm

  • 1895 - Wyoming
    Wyoming, wi-o'ming, a western state of the American Union, bounded N. by Montana, E. by South Dakota and Nebraska, S. by Colorado and Utah, and W. by ...Read MORE...


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    Second Street, Casper, Wyoming
  • News 1906 - March 17 - The temperature at Snake River, WY, dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record for the U.S. for the month of March.

    WeatherForYou.com
    March 17, 1906

  • 1906 - First National Monument: Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming was designated the first national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html

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    Ferguson Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • News 1924 - November 4 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 4, 1924

  • February 9, 1933 - The temperature at Moran, WY, located next to Teton National Park, plunged to 63 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com

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    Second Street and Business District, Laramie, Wyoming
  • 1941 - After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, people of Japanese descent living on the Pacific Coast were relocated to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html



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Second Street, Casper, Wyoming

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Ferguson Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Second Street and Business District, Laramie, Wyoming

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  • 1803 - Louisiana Purchase (including present Wyoming) is completed.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1828 - The first of Wyoming posts, known as 'Portuguese Houses,' is established on Middle Fork of Powder River, 11 miles east of Kaycee.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1830 - Kit Carson, noted scout, arrives.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1834 - Ft. Laramie, first permanent trading post in Wyoming, established by William Sublette and Robert Campbell.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1843 - Ft. Bridger, second permanent settlement, established by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1847 - Brigham Young leads first group of Mormons across Wyoming. Mormons build a ferry across Platte River near Fort Casper site.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1854 - Grattan Massacre occurs near Fort Laramie.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1860 - Pony Express started and crosses Wyoming. Second school in Wyoming established at Ft. Bridger by Judge William A. Carter, with Miss Fannie Foot as teacher.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1863 - Bozeman Road through Wyoming established. First newspaper in Wyoming, The Daily Telegraph, established at Ft. Bridger.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1867 - Town of Cheyenne is founded.
  • 1869 - Wyoming Territory organized. April 15. J. A. Campbell inaugurated as first governor of Wyoming. Cheyenne designated as territorial capital.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • News  1869 - December 10 – The Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world.
    In 1869, Wyoming’s territorial legislature declared that “every woman of the age of twenty-one years, residing in this territory, may at every... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - September 18 – Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 18, 1870
  • 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
    March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's... Read MORE...

  • 1883 - Cheyenne completes incandescent lighting system.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1890 - July 10, Wyoming is admitted into the Union as the 44th State.

    rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm
  • 1895 - Wyoming
    Wyoming, wi-o'ming, a western state of the American Union, bounded N. by Montana, E. by South Dakota and Nebraska, S. by Colorado and Utah, and W. by ... Read MORE...

  • 1906 - First National Monument: Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming was designated the first national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html
  • News  1906 - March 17 - The temperature at Snake River, WY, dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record for the U.S. for the month of March.

    WeatherForYou.com
    March 17, 1906
  • News  1924 - November 4 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 4, 1924
  • February 9, 1933 - The temperature at Moran, WY, located next to Teton National Park, plunged to 63 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1941 - After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, people of Japanese descent living on the Pacific Coast were relocated to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ wyoming.html

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