Wyoming Fun Facts

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Wyoming, located in the western United States, is rich in natural resources and scenic beauty. It is home to some of the most famous National Parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The following are some Wyoming fun facts from the real estate developers at The Brooks Companies to help you learn a little more about this beautiful and diverse state.

History

In 1803, the United States bought the land that makes up Wyoming from the French as part of the Louisiana Purchase. It was first explored by John Colter, a fur trapper, in 1807.

Population

Wyoming is the least populous state, but it is the ninth largest. Some other Wyoming fun facts are that the state has only one congressional representative in Congress due to it's low population compared with other states. Cheyenne is the state capital and has the highest population of any city in the state. It is located in the southeast corner of Wyoming near the Colorado border.

Wyoming Firsts

A list of Wyoming fun facts would not be complete without mentioning the many Wyoming firsts. Yellowstone National Park, which is mostly located in northwestern Wyoming, was designated the first National Park in 1872. In 1906, Devils Tower became the first National Monument. Women were given the right to vote in Wyoming before any other state. Wyoming elected the country’s first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, in 1925.

Wyoming is a great place to live. It has a relatively low cost of living and much natural beauty. Call 877-468-9802 today for more fun facts about Wyoming or to learn more about purchasing ranch land from The Brooks Companies.