Wyoming State Government

Wyoming has origins from the Algonquian chwewamink, meaning at the big river flat. There is another theory, however, that states Wyoming comes from a word for mountains and valleys alternating.

Capital: Cheyenne

Largest Cities: CasperCody, Douglas, Evanston, Gillette, Jackson, Laramie, Powell, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Thermopolis

Present Constitution Drafted : 1890

Entered Union: July 10, 1890 (44)

Motto: “Equal Rights”

State Flower: Indian Paintbrush

State Tree: Cottonwood

State Bird: Western Meadowlark

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Not Specified

State Song: “Wyoming”

Nickname: The Equality State