Friday, December 11, 2015

Covering America- block 50 Wyoming

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This week’s block is Wyoming.

the LAST block! phew….

another fun and rather simple block that looks great once it’s put together.

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Here’s some facts about the Equality state

Entered Union (rank): July 10, 1890 (44)

The U.S. acquired the land comprising Wyoming from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. John Colter, a fur-trapper, is the first white man known to have entered the region. In 1807 he explored the Yellowstone area and brought back news of its geysers and hot springs.

When the Wyoming Territory was organized in 1869, Wyoming women became the first in the nation to obtain the right to vote. In 1925 Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor in the United States.

Wyoming's towering mountains and vast plains provide spectacular scenery, grazing lands for sheep and cattle, and rich mineral deposits.

Wyoming is the leading coal-producing state and a leader in the production of petroleum and natural gas. Wyoming has the world's largest sodium carbonate (natrona) deposits and has the nation's second largest uranium deposits.

A leading producer of sheep and wool, Wyoming is also a major producer of beef cattle and hogs. Principal crops include wheat, oats, sugar beets, corn, barley, and alfalfa.

The “Register of the Desert,” a huge granite boulder covering 27 acres with 5,000 early pioneer names carved on it

Wyoming's license plates feature a man on a bucking bronco.

Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872)

The city of Gillette has the largest High School in the state (Campbell County High School)

The JCPenney stores were started in Kemmerer.

Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.

The majority of Yellowstone Park lies within the boundaries of Wyoming.

 

Stay tuned for the reveal of the finished quilt!

2 comments:

Jo Pepin said...

So let's see it!

From
Wind River Jo
Wyoming girl!

Sai Santosh said...

Thanks for great information on Wyoming tower covered under the USA.

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