Happy 122 birthday to my wonderful homestate of Wyoming today!
We were the first state to allow women to vote and elected the first woman governor, the homeplace of JCPenney, where the first national park was created (Yellowstone), and where the nation's oldest national moment resides (Devil's Tower).
Today we have the world's largest coal mine in the U.S. (Black Thunder Mine near Wright), are a leading producer of sheep and wool in the country, and host the "Daddy of 'em All" Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo each July in Cheyenne. Agriculture, energy and tourism top our revenue list each year, and we are a conservative, republican based state.
Our just over 560,000 residents are significantly outnumbered by cattle (we like it that way), and there are still a lot of wide open spaces across this great state. I've been fortunate enough to travel much of it via main highways, backgrounds, and trails - in cars, on horses and even occasional in a plane. Grab your atlas and take a look around my beautiful state with me!
(Black Hills, northeast Wyoming)
(northern Niobrara County, eastern Wyoming)
(Bighorn Mountains, near Buffalo)
(Goshen County, southeast Wyoming)
(Powder River, near Kaycee)
(Johnson County, near Sussex)
(On top of the Bighorn Mountains)
(Pathfinder Reservoir running over in 2010, near Alcova, central Wyoming)
(Between Gillette and Buffalo)
(northern Fremont County)
(Rocky Point, northern Wyoming)
(Laramie, 10 months out of the year)