Virtual Travel – Wyoming

We have arrived at the last state in this tour – but fear not there are other maps and places to visit tomorrow….

But for now we are in Wyoming.

 

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State Capitol in Cheyenne. It was completed in 1890. (photos from Wikipedia)

Wyoming State Capitol Photograph by Mountain Dreams

 

 

State Symbol

State Code of Ethics. From the book Cowboy Ethics  by James Owen.

1.  Live each day with courage.
 2.  Take pride in your work.
 3.  Always finish what you start.
 4.  Do what has to be done.
 5.  Be tough, but fair.
 6.  When you make a promise, keep it.
 7.  Ride for the brand
 8.  Talk less, say more.
 9.  Remember that some things are not for sale.
10. Know where to draw the line.
State Mammal – American Bison

 

 

Culture

1947 – Cowgirl    1955 – Cowgirl    1960 – Rodeo    1982 – Pioneers    2002 – Cowboys     2003 – Cowboys    2010 – Cows     2011 – Bison

 

While the European descendants culture of Wyoming is the cowboy, the Native American’s have been here for thousands of years. Evidence of this culture is found in the Legend Rock Petroglyphs. This is one of the best collections we have ever seen.

2015 09 10 169 Legend Rocks WY

 

 

Roads

1948 – Wind River Canyon    1963 – Giant Lincoln along Lincoln Highway    1996 – Scenic Mountain Routes    1997 – Wildflowers     1998 – Scenic Routes    2009 – Scenic Routes     2014 – Battle Pass Scenic Byway

 

 

The drive from Cody to Yellowstone is unique.

 

 

The area around Thermopolis has it’s own unique look.

 

 

 

 

National Parks and Forests

1952 – Yellowstone    1958 – Palisades between Cody and Yellowstone      1968 – Tetons     1970 – Tetons    1985 – Big Horn National Forest    2004 – Rock Climbing in Grand Tetons    2006 – Buttes – Devils Tower    2016 – Yellowstone

 

 

Arguably one of the most interesting places in the world is Yellowstone National Park.

2015 09 12 25 Yellowstone National Park WY

 

 

 

 

 

Nature and the Outdoors

1954 – Snake River     1966 – Mountains     1967 – Ayers Natural Bridge     1969 – Sunset     1971 – Brooks Lake Creek Falls     1972 – Belle Fourche River Red Cliffs     1974 – Deep Lake and Temple Peaks     1978 – Cattle Ranch near Sheridan     1983 – Gros Ventre River near Jackson     1984 – Cody Fall Colors     1994 – Flowers     2001 – Fishing     2005 – Skiing     2008 – Native Americans     2012 – Outdoor Activities      2013 – Wildlife and Lincoln Highway 100th anniversary

 

 

The Northern Wyoming mountains are very colorful.

2015 09 10 77 Northern Wyoming Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

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