Wyoming State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Wyoming as the 44th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Wyoming.
State Name: Wyoming
Capital of Wyoming State: Cheyenne
Date of Statehood: July 10, 1890
Wyoming State Population: 509,294 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Wyoming is second in the country in wool production, third in sheep and lamb stock, 7th in sugar beets, 9th in barley and 10th in dry beans. Other top agricultural products include beef, hay, vegetables, timber, corn and wheat.
Primary Industry: Wyoming ranks first in the United States in coal production. Wyoming currently has enough coal reserves (70 billion tons) to last 500 years. Wyoming leads the nation in production of bentonite, used by the oil drilling industry but it is also used in cosmetics, foods, cement manufacturing, toothpaste, wine clarifying, animal feed binder, water softeners and for fighting forest fires. Wyoming also has the largest known reserve of trona in the world, estimated from 50 to 100 billion tons. Trona is used in the manufacturing of glass, baking soda, paper, soaps, water softeners and pharmaceuticals. Wyoming crude oil production ranks fourth behind Texas, Louisiana and California.
Wyoming State Nickname: The Equality State
Wyoming State Motto: Equal rights.
Wyoming State Flower:
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja linariaefolia)(Legislation of 1917)
Wyoming State Tree: Plains Cottonwood (Legislation of 1961)
Wyoming State Bird:
Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)(Legislation of 1927)
Wyoming State Fish: Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1987)
Wyoming State Insect: None (Legislation Pending)
Wyoming State Gemstone: Jade (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Wyoming State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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