Wyoming is a land of infinite novelty.
Wyoming's history is etched in its vast landscapes and iconic national parks. From fur traders and pioneers to mineral discoveries and progressive milestones like granting women the right to vote, the state embodies a rich heritage. Today, Wyoming balances environmental conservation and responsible energy production while showcasing its breathtaking natural wonders and vibrant cowboy legacy. Discover a captivating journey through time in Wyoming.
Brief timeline of the history of the state of Wyoming:

  • 1803: The United States acquires the Wyoming region as part of the Louisiana Purchase from France.
  • 1812: Fur traders establish trading posts in the Wyoming area, interacting with Native American tribes.
  • 1843: John C. Frémont leads an expedition through Wyoming, documenting the region's geography and natural resources.
  • 1868: The Treaty of Fort Laramie is signed, establishing reservations for Native American tribes in Wyoming.
  • 1869: The Wyoming Territory is created, separate from the Dakota Territory, with Cheyenne designated as the territorial capital.
  • 1870: Wyoming becomes the first territory in the United States to grant women the right to vote.
  • 1889: Wyoming becomes the 44th state of the United States.
  • Late 19th century: Wyoming experiences a boom in cattle ranching and mining, particularly with the discovery of rich coal and mineral deposits.
  • 1920: Wyoming ratifies the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote nationwide.
  • Mid-20th century: Wyoming becomes a significant center for energy production, with the development of oil, natural gas, and uranium resources.
  • 1972: The Grand Teton National Park expands, incorporating additional land and protecting the iconic Teton Range.
  • Late 20th century: Wyoming's economy continues to be driven by industries such as energy, agriculture, and tourism, with the state's natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities attracting visitors.