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: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho Average Temperature: –In Winter 19°F –In Summer 67°F
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Facts Important Physical Features: Old Faithful,, Mirror Lake, Devils Tower, Green River, Flaming Gorge Capital: Cheyenne Largest City: Cheyenne State Nickname: Equality State, Cowboy State Big Wyoming,
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Governor The governor of Wyoming is Dave Freudenthal. Born in Thermopolis, Wyoming in 1950 The 54-year-old Democrat grew up on his family farm north of town. He is the seventh of eight children.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Bird Western meadowlark Sturnella neglecta 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 Click to add text
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming state Flower Indian Paintbrush The Indian Paintbrush are perennial, biennial or annual herbs 15 - 60 cm high flowers are insignificant compared to the bracts which are brightly coloured red, yellow, pinkish, and sometimes white There are at least 6 species of Indian Paintbrush found in the area and it is very hard to tell them apart
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Flag The colors of Wyoming’s Flag are: –Red –White –Blue
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming state Hero Nellie Tayloe Ross She died in 1977 at the age of 101. Interment was in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mrs. Ross was an avid supporter of her husband Nellie Tayloe Ross was born November 29,1876 near St. Joseph, Missouri. She was the first woman to be Governor in Wyoming. She taught school for a few years in Omaha before coming to Cheyenne in 1902,.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Mini-Timeline 1807--John Coulter becomes the first known person to explore the Yellowstone Park region. 1812--Robert Stuart of the Pacific Fur Company discovers South Pass, a pass through the Rocky Mountains. 1840--The last Rocky Mountain fur trapper’s rendezvous is held. 1902--Shoshone, the first U.S. national forest, is founded in Wyoming. 1924--The First National Bank of Cheyenne fails, one of 25 in the state. The reasons cited are the low prices of cattle, crops, land, and high taxation. 1941-1945After the United States enters World War II, about 33,000 Wyoming men and women serve their country. 2000Wyoming Senator Dick Cheney was elected Vice President of the U nited States
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State License Plate Created by Me!
Barb Austin LCSD#1 W yoming special because…The pony Express of the wild west. And the State tree It was the Only tree to grow and we have some of the spooky stories and the state Dinosaur is a triceratops and it very cool
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Tourism Yellowstone National Park was the first Park in the United State. Devils Tower Hot Springs State park near Thermopolis Because wyoming’s First State park Fort Laramie Fort Washakie
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Mining Wyoming also leads the country at mining trona and bentonite Wyoming is sixth at producing Natural Gas Wyoming ranks fourth in the country at producing oil Wyoming is number-one state for mining coal.
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Agriculture Wyoming has about 9,000farms and ranches. Wyoming ranks ninth at harvesting dry beans. Beef cattle are Wyoming’s top farm product. Wheat, corn, and hay are other Wyoming Crops
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming State Tree The cottonwood traveled west with the seettlers. It was the only tree willing to grow in some spots on the prairies. The pioneers used this hardy and fast-growing tree to make their cabins, barns, corrals, and churches. From my first pocket guide Wyoming
Barb Austin LCSD#1 Wyoming Rivers Sweet Water River Shoshone River Powder River Green River Snake River Horse River Missouri River Bighorn River North Platte River Belle Fourche River
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.