Not only was Wyoming Territory the first government in the world to pass a law allowing women unrestricted voting rights—the territory and state can claim a number of other firsts as well. See the list for dozens more firsts for Wyoming women.
Politics & Government
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|Brown, Melville C.||Kim Viner|
|Bucking-horse logo, Wyoming||Rebecca Hein|
|Bureau of Land Management, founding of||Russel L. Tanner|
|Buxton, John, Wyoming deputy game warden, killed in 1919||Dick Blust, Jr.|
|Byrd, Liz, Wyoming legislator||Lori Van Pelt|
|Campbell, John||Wyoming State Archives|
|Campbell, John, first territorial governor of Wyoming||Tom Rea|
|Cantrell, Ed||Paul Krza|
|Capitol, Wyoming State||Linda Graves Fabian, Starley Talbott|
|Carey, Joseph||Wyoming State Archives|
Politics & Government
A look at the law, an anecdote from the election and some population statistics.
Authorized by the territorial legislature in 1886 and designed initially by architects from Ohio, the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne has been expanded twice and, beginning in 2016, totally renovated. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, it is among the best of Wyoming’s historic buildings.
Chester A. Arthur, the first president to visit Yellowstone, traveled there in 1883 by stage and horseback from the railroad at Green River through the Shoshone Reservation and Jackson Hole. The trip generated political pressure to preserve the park in its natural state—and to stave off commercial development.
In 1904, when the Old Faithful Inn opened in Yellowstone Park, it was seen as a treasure: rustic and luxurious, breathtaking yet casual. It came to be a symbol of Yellowstone, and its building style, called parkitecture, spread quickly to other national parks, dude ranches, state parks and small museums.
Four years after finishing his second term as governor of Wyoming, Mike Sullivan was named U.S. ambassador to Ireland. Sullivan arrived in Dublin in 1999, when the ink was barely dry on the Good Friday Agreement, bringing peace in Northern Ireland after three decades of disastrous bombings, murders and political stalemate.