Wyoming Police Patches
Wyoming was the 44th state in the USA;
- it became a state on July 10, 1890.
- state capital is Cheyenne.
- nickname is Equality State.
- state tree is the Plains Cottonwood Tree.
- state animal is the Bison.
Wyoming's official flag was adopted in 1917.
- The flag has a deep blue field surrounded by white and red borders.
- A white bison dominates the flag; it has the state seal in the center.
- The state seal pictures a rancher and a miner on either side of a woman.
- The woman represents the state's motto "Equal Rights," which is written on a banner she is holding. Wyoming was the first state in which women had the right to vote and hold public office.
- The words "Livestock", "Mines", "Grains," and "Oil" are on two columns that are on either side of the woman; they represent Wyoming's agricultural and mineral wealth.
- A shield (with stripes and a star) and an eagle are under the woman; they symbolize support for the United States.
- The dates 1869 and 1890 are on either side of the shield; they are the dates when Wyoming organized as a territory of the United States and when it became a state.
Wyoming is the10th largest by area. 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
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