Cowboy State is known far and wide for "firsts"


Most everyone in Wyoming and across the nation knows about the two biggest “firsts” that occurred here – Yellowstone National Park being the first national park in the world in 1872 and the granting of women the right to vote in 1869 in Wyoming territory.

But did you know that our state is also home to a myriad of other firsts? I had a lot of help from folks from around the state in compiling this list, such as:

The first national forest was the Shoshone and the first national monument was Devils Tower. Just about every Wyomingite knows this too.

The first Mountainman-Indian trade fa...

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