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Statehood celebration in Wyoming

 Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. K. Luke Reiner pose for a picture with Airmen assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, July 11, 2015 at Cheyenne Air National Guard base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Delano/released)
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. K. Luke Reiner pose for a picture with Airmen assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, July 11, 2015 at Cheyenne Air National Guard base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Delano/released) (KGWN)
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 10:38 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Just a week ago, our country celebrated it’s Independence. Deleware was the first state admitted to the United States on December 7th, 1787. For the Cowboy State, July 10th is known as the monumental day of Wyoming history. July 10th marks the 130th anniversary of Wyoming Statehood. The cowboy state was declared the 44th state to embrace America.

Census figures show Wyoming had a population of about 62,500 people when it became a state. Wyoming has been last or close to last among the states for people.

“Statehood is essential to us because we were territories out here in the West before we became a state.”

(KGWN)

Most notably, Wyoming is known as the equality state. Wyoming gave women the right to vote 20 years before America declared Wyoming a state.

The domino effects of COVID-19 force Wyoming’s significant industries like Oil and Coal companies, to take a sizeable loss. Mayor Orr believes Statehood Day provides hope for a brighter future in Wyoming.

“We’re going through hard times now, and I think by celebrating our Statehood today, goes to show we’ve been through tough times in the past and here’s to another 130 years.”

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