Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Facts Statehood date: July 10, 1890-44th State Size in Square Miles: 97,914 square miles, 9th largest state Population: 493,782 :(2000 Census). Neighboring States: Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota Average Temperature: –In Winter 19° F –In Summer 67° F
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Facts Important Physical Features: Devils Tower, High plains, Bighorn Mountains,Yellowstone Falls, Green River, Black Hills, Mammoth Hot Springs Capital: Cheyenne Largest City: Cheyenne State Nicknames: Big Wyoming, Equality State, Cowboy State
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Governor The governor of Wyoming is: Dave Freudenthal He was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming in 1950. He was nominated by former Governor Mike Sullivan and appointed by President Bill Clinton.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Bird Western Meadowlark Length: 8.5 inches Sharply-pointed bill Buff and brown head stripes Yellow underparts with black "v" on breast White flanks with black streaks Brown upperparts with black streaks Brown tail with white outer tail feathers Juvenile and winter plumages somewhat duller Frequents open habitats
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Hero Tom Horn (1860 –1903) He was the last man hung in Wyoming. In 1902 he admitted to killing Willie Nickell. In 1902 he also admitted to killing William Lewis and Fred Powell.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Mini-Timeline 1743--French Canadians Francois and Louis Joseph de la Verendrye become the first known whites to enter present-day Wyoming. 1803--Most of Wyoming, as part of the Louisiana Purchase, becomes United States territory. 1842-1843--Jim Bridger opens the Fort Bridger trading post. 1858--Fort Bridger becomes a military fort. 1906--Devil’s Tower becomes the nation’s first national monument. 1925--Wyoming elects the country’s first woman governor. Nellie Tayloe Ross is elected to complete the term of her husband, who died in office. 1990--Wyoming’s 100 th Birthday! President George Bush attends a centennial celebration at the State Capitol building in Cheyenne. 2000--Wyoming Senator Dick Cheney was elected Vice President of the United States.
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Barb Austin LCSD#1 W yoming is special because almost my whole family lives here. My Aunt, my Uncle, my Grandma,and my Grandpa live here. I like it because I have lots of friends at school. There are lots of important monuments in Wyoming, too. I like my soccer team a lot also.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Tourism While you’re in Wyoming you must see… Yellowstone National Park, because it has wonderful sites. Devils Tower,because it’s the first national monument. Old Faithful at night, because it’s amazing. Yellowstone Falls, because it’s big. The Frontier Days Parade, because there are so many different people and animals.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Mining Wyoming has the most people mining than any other state. Wyoming also mines the most trona and bentonite in the country. Wyoming only gets beat in mining coal by nine other countries.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Agriculture There are about 9,000 farms in Wyoming. Arizona is the only state with bigger farms. The average size for farms in Wyoming is about six square miles.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Rivers Bighorn River Green River Wind River Snake River Shoshone River Powder River North Platte River Clarks Fork River Belle Fourche River Sweetwater River
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Flower Indian Paintbrush The Indian Paintbrush can be eaten. There are six different species of the flower. Another way of saying Indian Paintbrush is Castilleja.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Fossil Pictures Knightia
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Sport Rodeo People come from all over the United States to see Frontier Days. Most people come for the rodeos. There is bull riding, bareback horse riding, and cow wrestling.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Project Resources Map: KME and http://www.wyolinks.com/http://www.wyolinks.com/ Technology Integration—Wyoming History Slide 2 link and follow directions in notes.Slide 2 link General Wyoming State information. Wyoming Kid’s PageKid’s Page
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Standards Addressed: 4. Time Continuity, and Change –Students demonstrate an understanding of the people, events, problems, ideas and cultures that were significant in the history of our community, state, nation, and world. 5. People, Places and Environments –Students demonstrate an understanding of interrelationships among people, places, economies, and environments. 6. Social Studies Processes and Skills –Students access, organize, synthesize, evaluate, and interpret information using appropriate resources and technology to collaborate, make decisions, solve problems, and report results in any of a variety of formats. 7. Technology –Students demonstrate the ability to use the appropriate technology to access and process information applying a variety of resources to the study of history, geography, economics, and social institutions.