Wyoming History

By Elllie
  • Before U.S. Ownership

    Before U.S. Ownership
    Portions of what is now Wyoming were at one time claimed by Spain, France, and England. Before being annexed into the U.S. at different times and portions
  • Land was made part of the U.S.

    Land was made part of the U.S.
    The land that now makes up the state of Wyoming was bought in 1803 from France as part of the Louisianna Purchase
  • Geysers and Hot Springs Discovered

    Geysers and Hot Springs Discovered
    In 1807, a fur-trapper, John Culter, explored the Yellowstone area and found geysers and hot springs.
  • Furs in Wyoming

    Furs in Wyoming
    The early development of Wyoming was related with the fur trade and the great westward migration.
  • Fort Laramie

    Fort Laramie
    From 1812-1813 Robert Stuart built Fort Laramie, the first trading post in the area.
  • Western Wyoming was Obtained

    Western Wyoming was Obtained
    The western oart of the region was obtained in the 1846 Oregan Treaty with Great Britian. Also ending the Mexican War, two years after.
  • Wyoming Territory Organized

    Wyoming Territory Organized
    The Wyoming Territory was organized in 1869. Wyoming women were fist to obtain the right to vote in the U.S.
  • Wyoming Stock Growers Association

    Wyoming Stock Growers Association
    The Wyoming Stock Growers Association was organized to protect cattle owners, members oftern grouped together for justice.
  • Wyoming Becomes a State

    Wyoming Becomes a State
    Wyoming became a stat in 1890, adopteing a liberal state constitution.
  • Developes New Laws

    Developes New Laws
    A worker's compensation law was passed in 1915, and legislature authorized Wyoming to accept federal grants for agricultural experiments and demonstrations. Leading to the state's outstanding and widespread services for agrarian improvements.
  • State Flower Recognized

    State Flower Recognized
    THe state of Wyoming adopts the Indian Paintbrush as the state flower.
  • Production of Resources

    Production of Resources
    By the mid-1920s the state ranked fourth in the nation in the production of crude oil.
  • Uranium

    An important event since World War II was the discovery of uranium. Causing a boom period for Wyoming as prices boosted the state's coal, oil, and natural gas industries.
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park
    Yellowstone National Park was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.
  • State Mammal is Recognized

    State Mammal is Recognized
    The state of Wyoming adopts teh Bison as the state mammal in 1985.