Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Founded in 1867 as a supply depot for the Union Pacific Railroad it was named for a Native American tribe which roamed the area. With a population of over 60,000, Cheyenne is the most populous city in Wyoming.

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What is the capital of Wyoming?

I don’t know

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What is the distance from Park City Utah to Cheyenne Wyoming?

The distance from Park City, Utah to Cheyenne, Wyoming is 419.83 miles according to MapQuest.

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How far is it from Cheyenne to Riverton WY?

It is 298.39 miles accordng to MapQuest.

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How far is it from Cheyenne Wyoming to Newcastle Wyoming?

228 miles/367 kilometers and hours are 3 hours and 51 minutes.

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How far is it from Cheyenne Wyoming to Kemmerer Wyoming?

The distance from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Kemmerer, Wyoming is 341.77 miles according to MapQuest.

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How many miles from Boise Idaho to Cheyenne Wyoming?

738 miles

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How many capitals does the state of Wyoming have?

Wyoming has one state capital, Cheyenne.
Wyoming has one capital letter, the letter 'W'.



Wyoming only has one state capital, Cheyenne.

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What is Wyoming's state symbol?

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State coin: Sacagawea dollar

State dinosaur: Triceratops

State emblem: Bucking Horse and Rider

State fish: Cutthroat trout

State flag: Flag of the State of Wyoming

State flower: Wyoming Indian paintbrush

State fossil: Knightia

State gemstone: Wyoming nephrite jade

State grass: Western Wheatgrass

State mammal: American Bison

State motto: Equal Rights

State nicknames: Equality State; Cowboy State; Big Wonderful Wyoming

State reptile: Horned lizard

State seal: Great Seal of the State of Wyoming

State soil: Forkwood (unofficial)

State song: Wyoming (song) by Charles E. Winter & George E. Knapp

State sport: Rodeo

State tree: Plains Cottonwood

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How did Wyoming become a state?

Wyoming had been part of the Oregon Territory (1848), the Washington Territory (1853), the Dakota Territory (1861), the Idaho Territory (1863), the Montana Territory (1864), and again the Dakota Territory (1864). With the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad and the development of the cattle industry, people began to think about the establishment of a separate Wyoming territory.

Cheyenne, Wyoming's first railroad town, became the seat of Laramie County, created in 1867 by the Dakota territorial legislature. Cheyenne's citizens, however, claimed that it was too hard to govern the Wyoming region from the Dakota territory.

General Greenville M. Dodge lobbied the Congress of the United States on behalf of a Wyoming Territory and on July 25, 1868, President Andrew Johnson signed a bill creating the Wyoming Territory out of parts of the Dakota, Utah, and Idaho territories.

Although the president appointed territorial officers immediately, the Congress did not confirm the appointments. Hence, Dakota laws were enforced in Wyoming Territory until the following year when President Ulysses S. Grant took office and the Congress approved his territorial appointments. John A. Campbell was named the first territorial governor, and Cheyenne became Wyoming Territory's temporary capital.

In 1888, the Wyoming Territorial Assembly petitioned Congress for admission into the Union. Although bills were submitted to Congress, none passed. However, Governor Francis E. Warren and others continued as if an "enabling act" had been passed and assembled a Constitutional Convention in September of 1889. The voters approved the constitution on November 5, 1889.

Bills for Wyoming's statehood were submitted to both houses of Congress in December of 1889 and, on March 27, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed the bill making Wyoming the 44th US state.

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How many miles is it from Bordeaux Wyoming to Cheyenne Wyoming?

Mileage from Bordeaux, Wyoming to Cheyenne, Wyoming is 62.4 miles. Bordeaux is located north of Cheyenne. You would travel on I25 most of the way.

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How do you spell Wyoming's capital?

The capital city of the state of Wyoming is spelled Cheyenne.

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What is the name and location of Wyoming's state capital?

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city in Wyoming. Cheyenne is located near the southeast corner of the state.

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What is the distance from Dodge City to Cheyenne Wyoming?

450 miles

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Which highways interchange Wyoming's capital?

Wyoming's capital city is Cheyenne. I-80 and I-25 interchange in Cheyenne. US-85 interchanges with both I-80 and I-25 in Cheyenne.

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What is the elevation in Cheyenne WY?

Cheyenne has an elevation of 6,062 feet above sea level.

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Is Sheridan the capital of Wyoming?

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city in Wyoming.

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How far is it from Cheyenne WY to Salt Lake City UT?

It is 439 miles according to Google Maps.

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What corner is Wyoming's state capital?

Cheyenne is located near the southeast corner of the state.

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What hemisphere is Cheyenne Wyoming located in?

Cheyenne is located in the Northern hemisphere.

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What was Cheyenne Wyoming's government?

Cheyenne, Wyoming is the capital of the US state of Wyoming, so Cheyenne has a state government and a city government. Cheyenne is also the county seat of Laramie County, Wyoming, so it has a county government.

Cheyenne, Wyoming has a Democratic type of government, meaning the people have a say in the decisions which affect their lives.

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When did Wyoming get its name?

The area was named Wyoming by the US Congress in 1895 when a bill was introduced to set up a "temporary government for the territory of Wyoming".

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How many hours driving from Cheyenne Wyoming to Denver CO?

Per Mapquest.com

Estimated Time: 1 hour 38 minutes Estimated Distance: 101.76 miles

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How many miles between Loveland Colorado and Cheyenne Wyoming?

It is 58.9 miles according to Google Maps.

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What is the distance between Cheyenne WY and Jackson Hole WY?

It is 434.19 miles according to MapQuest.

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What is the distance from Des Moines IA to Cheyenne WY?

It is 629.18 miles according to MapQuest.

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