Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the 10th largest by area, the least populous, and the second most sparsely populated state in the country. Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah, and on the west by Idaho and Montana. The state population was estimated at 577,737 in 2018, which is less than 31 of the most populous U.S. cities including Denver in neighboring Colorado. Cheyenne is the state capital and the most populous city, with an estimated population of 63,624 in 2017.
The western two-thirds of the state is covered mostly by the mountain ranges and rangelands of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie called the High Plains. Almost half of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U.S. government, leading Wyoming to rank sixth by area and fifth by proportion of a state's land owned by the federal government. Federal lands include two national parks—Grand Teton and Yellowstone—two national recreation areas, two national monuments, several national forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, and wildlife refuges.
The main drivers of Wyoming's economy are mineral extraction—mostly coal, oil, natural gas, and trona—and tourism. Agricultural commodities include livestock (beef), hay, sugar beets, grain (wheat and barley), and wool. The climate is semi-arid and continental, drier and windier than the rest of the U.S., with greater temperature extremes.
Wyoming's climate is generally semi-arid and continental (Köppen climate classification 'BSk'), and is drier and windier in comparison to most of the United States with greater temperature extremes. Much of this is due to the topography of the state. Summers in Wyoming are warm with July high temperatures averaging between 85 and 95 °F (29 and 35 °C) in most of the state. With increasing elevation, however, this average drops rapidly with locations above 9,000 feet (2,700 m) averaging around 70 °F (21 °C). Summer nights throughout the state are characterized by a rapid cooldown with even the hottest locations averaging in the 50–60 °F (10–16 °C) range at night. In most of the state, most of the precipitation tends to fall in the late spring and early summer. Winters are cold, but are variable with periods of sometimes extreme cold interspersed between generally mild periods, with Chinook winds providing unusually warm temperatures in some locations. Wyoming is a dry state with much of the land receiving less than 10 inches (250 mm) of rainfall per year. Precipitation depends on elevation with lower areas in the Big Horn Basin averaging 5–8 inches (130–200 mm) (making the area nearly a true desert). The lower areas in the North and on the eastern plains typically average around 10–12 inches (250–300 mm), making the climate there semi-arid. Some mountain areas do receive a good amount of precipitation, 20 inches (510 mm) or more, much of it as snow, sometimes 200 inches (510 cm) or more annually. The state's highest recorded temperature is 114 °F (46 °C) at Basin on July 12, 1900 and the lowest recorded temperature is −66 °F (−54 °C) at Riverside on February 9, 1933.
Wyoming was created on January 31, 2022 (2/20/20 REAL LIFE TIME) from the remains of many cities and towns.
Original inhabitants of the region include the Crow, Arapaho, Lakota, and Shoshone. Southwestern Wyoming was claimed by the Spanish Empire and then Mexican territory until it was ceded to the United States in 1848 at the end of the Mexican–American War. The region acquired the name Wyoming when a bill was introduced to the U.S. Congress in 1865 to provide a "temporary government for the territory of Wyoming". The name was used earlier for the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, and is derived from the Munsee word, meaning "at the big river flat".
They Cheyennian Massacre
Cheyenne Jurassic Park July 23 2032 a group of Cheyenne Home Guard forces arrived and killed the dinosaurs at the park. Later that evening the Home Guard grouped up half of the employees and fired killing them.
- Mark Gordan(R)
- Travis Stombaker (deceased)(R)
- Tod O'Reilly(R)
- Josh Mitchelson(D)
- Jo Adamson(R) 2nd Term(L)
- Don Chanders(D)
The Stombaker Scandel
President Stombaker before his assassination was cheating on his wife with his maid. When his wife caught him in bed with the maid she shot them both.
Wars that have involved Wyoming
- The American Alliance-Ancapistan War (The Transcontinental Rail-war as its known in Wyoming)
- The Isla Nublar-Wyoming War
- The Cheyenne Revolution
- The Sornian Cheyenne war for Independence
Wyoming's counties (by population)
The Transcontinental Railroad
The Transcontinental Railroad was a huge railroad project founded and funded by Wyoming. The Transcontinental Railroad is a railway connecting all the states. The Transcontinental Railroad crosses through Cheyenne, Amarillo, Austin, Atlanta, Montgomery, Savanna, Columbus, DC, Seatle, Portland
The Transcontinental Railroad in Mexico
A small sub section of the trans continental railroad that runs through Evanston, WY to SLC, MX.