US State of Wyoming
These were general facts about Wyoming, but now I would like to speak about origin of the name of the state.
J.M. Ashley of Ohio, who, as early as 1865, introduced a bill to Congress to provide a “temporary government for the territory of Wyoming”, used the musical name, “Wyoming,”. It was to be formed from portions of the Dakota, Utah and Idaho territories. The bill was referred to a committee where it rested until 1868. During debate on the bill in the U.S. Senate in 1868, other possible names were suggested, such as Cheyenne, Shoshone, Arapaho, Sioux, Platte, Big Horn, Yellowstone, Sweetwater and Lincoln. "Wyoming" was already commonly used and remained the popular choice. The name Wyoming was adopted from two Delaware Indian words, MECHEWEAMI-ING (meaning “’mountains and valleys alternating” ) To the Indians it meant "at the big plains," or "on the great plain," certainly appropriate for Wyoming
Besides, Wyoming is known as the “Equality State” because of the rights women have traditionally enjoyed there. Wyoming women were the first in the nation to vote, serve on juries and hold public office. In 1925 Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor in the United States.
Also I want to speak about development of the state of Wyoming from prehistorical period till present days.…