Wyoming 124 years young


Should women work in coal mines?

Should there be a severance tax on coal?

Should you be literate in order to vote?

Should women be allowed to vote?

Should the state own rights to all the water?

How many people do you need to become a state?

Those were six of the vexing questions that befuddled early members of the Wyoming State Convention who were preparing Wyoming to be voted on to become a state by the U. S. Congress in 1890.

That was 124 years ago this month.

Each year the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic site in Laramie holds a statehood birthday celebration on July 10. I was o...

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