Moving on up and moving out west? Wyoming is one of the many states in the mountain region and the perfect place to settle into the hub of the western region of the United States. This state is covered in beautiful mountain ranges and elevated prairies, making it the perfect place for outdoor activities. With nicknames like Big Wyoming, the Cowboy State, and the Equality State, who wouldn’t want to move to Wyoming?
The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne, which is the most populated city and counts for at least 10% of the state’s entire population. The land in Wyoming is what really makes this state unique because the Great Plains meet with the Rocky Mountains to create such a diverse terrain. Throughout the state are at least ten different mountain ranges that break up the sharp plateaus, along with several rivers running amongst the topography. There are two national parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone, that attract visitors from all across the country. Similarly, there are multiple national monuments, recreation areas, forests, wildlife refuges and historic sites. The other two largest cities include Casper and Gillette.
The original inhabitants of the land of Wyoming were Native American, although the territory became a part of the Spanish Empire until the end of the Mexican-American war. The members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition who first described the land in a report were accused of the land being fictional. The state acquired its name from the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania which means “at the big river flat.” Yellowstone was the first national park in the United States, which brought with it a larger population to the state. Similarly, Wyoming is known for a lot of firsts in the country, one of which being the right to vote for women and allowing them to enter the political sphere. Such achievements in women’s history is why Wyoming is nicknamed the Equality State. It became the 44th state in the country in 1890.
The economy of Wyoming is dependent upon three aspects: tourism, energy extraction, and agriculture. The federal government owns a large majority of the state’s land, which accounts for the national parks that attract such large quantities of tourists. Tourism is what truly drives Wyoming’s economy given that more than six million people visit the national landmarks every year. Located in the central part of the state is the Wind River Indian Reservation which is shared by two tribes who have equal interest in the land. It consists of over 7,000 residents and is self-governed by a joint council.
There are four outlets of higher education in Wyoming; one public, one private, and two community colleges. Although there are no major sports teams in the state, the most popular sport in the state is rodeo. The College National Finals Rodeo is always held in Casper every year.
If you are looking to move closer to rich pieces of our nation’s history and current landmarks then look no further than moving to Wyoming. For help in moving to your new destination, contact us as D&D Storage and Movin. We will help make a stressful time of moving as seamless as possible. We are located in Covington, KY and serve the surrounding areas of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.