Wyoming became the 44th state on July 10th 1890. Wyoming is commonly known as the "Equality State", a reference to the earlier women's rights movement in the state.
Origin of state's name: The word Wyoming comes from the Indian word for "large field or prairie".
Capital city: The capital city of Wyoming is Cheyenne and the state is bordered by several other states including Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Utah.
Population: The population of Wyoming is close to ½ million people based on the last census in 2000.
Driver's license information, applications, testing requirements, Driver's manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Wyoming Department of Transportation website under the Motor Vehicle section.
Economy: The economy is primarily driven by farming of all different types including sheep, cattle and horse farming. Wheat, oats, potatoes are all grown throughout in large quantities. The state has a plentiful supply of forest and lumbar and lumbar product supply and wide variety of industries in the state including paper production and publishing. The state is also well known for its manufacture of heavy equipment.
State Bird: The state bird is the Western Meadow Lark who is also the state bird of Oregon, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana and Kansas. The Meadow Lark is noted for its shyness and square tail.
State Flower: The state flower is the Indian Paint brush orcastilleja linariaefolia which has distinct red flowers.
State Song: The state song is "Wyoming" by CE. Winter
State Motto: The state motto is "Equal Rights" in reference to the early women's rights movement in the state.