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Wyoming // Cheyenne, WY // Western Region // Mountain Time
(The Equality State, The Cowboy State)
Territory established: July 29, 1868
Statehood granted: July 10, 1890 // 44th state
Wyoming was formed out of land from the Louisiana Purchase (1803),
the British cession (1846), the Mexican cession (1848),
and land ceded from the State of Texas (1850).
[View map of US territorial acquisition]

#4331 // August 16, 2012
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Wyoming State Flag
and bighorn sheeps
#2002 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta)
and Indian Paintbrush
#1676 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Wyoming State Flag

#897 // July 10, 1940 // Cheyenne, WY
50th Anniversary of
Wyoming Statehood

Wyoming State Seal

The seal pictures a female statue draped with a banner
reading "Equal Rights", representing the rights of women
following the territorial suffrage amendment in 1869.
The two men and their respective banners symbolize
the state's long history in livestock and mining.
#2444 // February 23, 1990 // Cheyenne, WY
Wyoming Statehood

The picture of majestic Grand Teton Mountains rising up
from a field of wildflowers was taken from the painting
"High Mountain Meadows", by native Wyoming artist
Conrad Schwiering (* 1916, † 1986)
#UX118 //September 22, 1987 // Jackson, WY
Stamped Postal Card
Take Pride in America

Wyoming Landscape,
snow covered mountains and Lake White Pine

#1084 // September 24, 1956
50th Anniversary of the
first National Monument
established on Sept 24, 1906

"Devil's Tower",
Laccolith in the Black Hills,
Crook County, WY,
elevation 5,114 ft (1.559 m)
#744 // July 16, 1934
National Park Year Series
Yellowstone, WY

"Old Faithful" Geyser
#1453 // February 23, 1976
National Parks Centennial
Yellowstone, WY

"Old Faithful" Geyser
#4379 // January 16, 2009 // San Diego, CA
Express Mail Stamp

"Old Faithful" geyser and American buffaloes
"Old Faithful" is a cone geyser located in Upper Geyser Basin landscape, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, in northwestern Wyoming. The geyser was discovered and named on September 18, 1870 by Henry D. Washburn (* 1832, † 1871), leader of the first expedition which explored in 1870 the area of what is now the Yellowstone National Park.
The Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in Wyoming (Park County, Tenton County), although it also extends into Montana (Gallatin County, Park County) and Idaho (Freemont County). The park was established by the U.S. Congress on March 1, 1872. It was the first national park in the world and covers a present-day total area of 3,468 square miles (8.987 km2).
The flagship of the US National Park Service is a favorite attraction to millions (3.4 millions in 2012) of visitors from all over the world each year.

#3610 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Wyoming

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Wyoming state quarter
View Wyoming state map
View Wyoming clock

The state name may be based on the Delaware Indian word
"maughwauwama", meaning "large prairie place/large plains".
Wyoming is the home of the »Register of the Desert«, a huge granite boulder, called
"Independence Rock", covering 27 acres [11 ha] with the names of 5,000 early pioneers
carved on it, located 50 miles [80,5 km] southwest of Casper, Natrona County, WY.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
97,100 [251.488]
ranked 9th
(census 2010)
ranked 51st
(lowest of all states)
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
6 [3]
ranked 50th
(second lowest of all states)
The State of Wyoming has 23 counties.

The ZIP code turned 50 in 2013

#2444 // February 23, 1990 // Cheyenne, WY
Wyoming Statehood

Folder of First Day Ceremony Program


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