Here are five things you might not have known about Wyoming, the Equality State.
1. In 1869, Wyoming became the first territory to grant suffrage to women.
2. J.C. Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1902.
3. Although Wyoming ranks 10th in the nation in size, it ranks 50th in population.
4. Wyoming is home to most of Yellowstone, the country’s first national park. Parts of the park are also in Idaho and Montana.
5. An especially severe winter killed thousands of cattle in “the Great Die-Up” of 1886-1887.
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Juliana Szucs Smith has been working for Ancestry.com for more than 16 years. She began her family history journey trolling through microfilms with her mother at the age of 11. She has written many articles for online and print genealogical publications and wrote the "Computers and Technology" chapter of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Juliana holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.