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  1. page Wyoming Supreme Court edited ... Additional Resources Wyoming Supreme Court website Wyoming Supreme Court Cases, Wyoming Sta…
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    Additional Resources
    Wyoming Supreme Court website
    Wyoming Supreme Court Cases, Wyoming State Law Library website (accessed June 2017)
    E.A. Thomas complied Volume I of the Wyoming Reports. This volume as printed in 1878 and contained 84 cases. This volume as paid for entirely by the Territory of Wyoming.
    John A. Riner compiled Volume II of the Wyoming Reports. This volume was printed in 1882 and contained 49 cases, including 4 cases omitted in Volume I. This volume was financed through a cooperation of the Territory and the United States Government. Congress appropriated one thousand dollars to which the Territory of Wyoming added four hundred dollars.
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  2. page Poet Laureate edited ... Term Appointed by Peggy Simson Currey Curry Casper January 14, 1981 - 1987
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    Term
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    Peggy Simson CurreyCurry
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    January 14, 1981 - 1987
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  3. page State Symbols edited ... Statues in the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall: Esther Hobart Morris, placed in April 1960; Chief W…
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    Statues in the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall: Esther Hobart Morris, placed in April 1960; Chief Washakie, placed in September 2000. Replicas of both bronzes are currently displayed outside the Wyoming State Capitol Building entrance.
    Nicknames & Slogans: Equality State, Cowboy State, Big Wyoming, Wonderful Wyoming, Wyoming Worth Knowing, Stop Roaming Try Wyoming
    >RobertRobert Morris, Territorial
    The great seal of the State of Wyoming bears upon its face the motto of "Equal Rights" while the corporate seal of the University of Wyoming has for its motto "Equality."
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  4. page State Symbols edited ... State Holidays Holidays The State of Wyoming observes many Federal holidays, including New Ye…
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    State Holidays Holidays
    The State of Wyoming observes many Federal holidays, including New Years Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
    Wyoming Equality Day/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday nearest January 15): This bill was the culmination of several years of work by State Senator Harriet "Liz" Byrd. In order to keep the number of state holidays the same, Columbus Day was removed as a state holiday. 1990 SEA 8.
    Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day (March 30): "In recognition of the members of the United States armed forces who served bravely and faithfully for the United States during the Vietnam War, and to all those members of the United States armed forces who were not properly thanked or welcomed home following their military service, March 30 of each year is designated as "Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day." The day shall be appropriately observed in the public schools of the state and by organizations within the state. Additionally, it is recommended that Wyoming communities host "Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day" celebrations to ensure those members of the United States armed forces can be properly thanked and welcomed home." 2011 SEA
    Native American Day (1st Friday in May): 2004 HEA 68.
    Wyoming Day (Dec. 10): The designation of Wyoming Day, signed into law in 1935, ended a 20-year effort to select December 10 as the state’s official day. It was the anniversary of the date that Gov. John A. Campbell signed the Suffrage bill, granting equal rights to women in 1869. Statehood Day is July 10, commemorating President Harrison’s signing of the law admitting Wyoming to statehood in 1890. Designating Dec. 10 began with a resolution passed the Wyoming Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1917. Over the years, each legislature passed a resolution urging each governor to designate the day. It was not officially done until Gov. Leslie Miller signed the law in 1935.
    Wyoming Equality Day/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday nearest January 15): This bill was the culmination of several years of work by State Senator Harriet "Liz" Byrd. In order to keep the number of state holidays the same, Columbus Day was removed as a state holiday. 1990 SEA 8.
    No longer observed
    Columbus Day: replaced on the state holiday schedule by Wyoming Equality Day/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Created 1931, repealed 1990 SEA 8.
    SEA - Senate Enrolled Act
    HEA - House Enrolled Act
    Unlike several other states, Wyoming has no official state dog (Virginia’s is the foxhound), state dance (Washington’s is the square dance), state neck wear (Arizona’s is the bolo tie), or state food (New Mexico’s is chili and frijoles). Such omissions may allow future state legislatures to debate adoption of several more state symbols.
    Failed State Symbol Bills Failed Symbols
    1953, HB 255, a bill to designate "Wyoming's Indian Paint Brush" as the state song
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    Statues in the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall: Esther Hobart Morris, placed in April 1960; Chief Washakie, placed in September 2000. Replicas of both bronzes are currently displayed outside the Wyoming State Capitol Building entrance.
    Nicknames & Slogans: Equality State, Cowboy State, Big Wyoming, Wonderful Wyoming, Wyoming Worth Knowing, Stop Roaming Try Wyoming
    Robert>Robert Morris, Territorial
    The great seal of the State of Wyoming bears upon its face the motto of "Equal Rights" while the corporate seal of the University of Wyoming has for its motto "Equality."
    Poet Laureate
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  5. page State Symbols edited ... "That the Seal of the Territory of Wyoming shall be of the following design, namely: A No…
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    "That the Seal of the Territory of Wyoming shall be of the following design, namely: A Norman shield, on the upper half of which is emblazoned a mountain scene, with a railroad train, the sun appearing above the horizon, the figures "1868" below the middle point of the top of the shield. On the first quarter below, on a white background, a plow, a pick, a shovel and a shepherd's crook; on the next quarter, namely: the lower point of the shield, on a red ground, an arm up-holding a drawn sword; the shield to be surmounted by the inscription, "Cedant Arma Toga," ["Let arms yield to the grown, or Let military authority give way to civil power."] and the entire design surrounded by the words, "Territory of Wyoming, great seal."
    On March 10, 1882, the Legislative Assembly amended the 1869 act correcting the error in the Latin quotation from Cedant Arma Toga to Cedant Arma Togae, also the year 1868 was changed to 1869. These were the only changes by law, but when struck, the Norman shield was embellished. This seal was used until the state seal was adopted.
    State Shrub State Sport
    Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata wyomingensis), 2016 SEA 39. Proposed by the Hulett High School advanced biology class.

    State Sport State Sport
    Rodeo, 2003 HEA 123
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    State Trademark Bucking Horse
    {Brammar Neg 4030, Secretary of State Lester Hunt with Bucking horse print, 1936.jpg} Secretary of State Lester Hunt commissioned Allen True to draw the original bucking horse logo to be used on the license plate in 1936. (WSA Brammar Neg 4030)
    buckingBucking horse and
    The bucking horse and rider was commissioned by then Secretary of State Lester Hunt to decorate the 1936 license plate. It was designed by Denver artist Allen True, who also painted several of the murals hanging in the Wyoming Capitol Building's legislative chambers. The logo proved to be so popular and identifiable that it was also adopted by the University of Wyoming athletics department.
    State Tree State Tree
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    HB - House Bill
    State Symbol Bills Currently Under Consideration
    2016, SF0052, a bill declaring Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata wyomingensis) as the state shrub.
    Unofficial State Symbols Unofficial Symbols
    Brown and Gold: Colors of the the University of Wyoming and often used to represent the state as a whole.
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  6. page Nellie Tayloe Ross edited ... "This Day in Wyoming History: Nellie Tayloe Ross Elected Governor in 1924", Wyoming …
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    "This Day in Wyoming History: Nellie Tayloe Ross Elected Governor in 1924", Wyoming Postscripts, Wyoming State Archives, November 5, 2014. (accessed June 2015)
    Scheer, Teva J. Governor Lady: The Life and times of Nellie Tayloe Ross. Columbia: U of Missouri, 2005.
    "Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977)," memorial, FindAGrave.com (accessed June 2017)
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  7. page Nellie Tayloe Ross edited ... Governor 1925-1927 Director of US Mint 1933-1953 ... Governor Ross shortly before the ..…
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    Governor 1925-1927
    Director of US Mint 1933-1953
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    Governor Ross shortly before the
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    1924, Nellie optedwas nominated to finishfill her husband's unexpired term andterm. As she was elected,still in mourning, Ross did not campaign but won the election, serving as
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    US. She narrowly lost her re-election bid for re-election in 1926.
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    Later,
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    D.C., magazine writerwriter, and director
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    Mint 1933-1953. She has the distinction of being the first woman to head the US Mint as well as its longest serving director.
    Ross died
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    19, 1977 at her home in Washington,
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    of 101. She is buried in Cheyenne, Wyoming, beside her husband and two of their sons.
    She and Willliam had three boys (George,four boys: twins George and Ambrose, Alfred (died in infancy), and Bradford).Bradford. To date,
    1925 Inaugural Statement {1925 Inaugural Statement, NT Ross.pdf}
    1925 State of the State address {1925 State of the State, Ross.pdf}
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  8. page Nellie Tayloe Ross edited ... Governor 1925-1927 Director of US Mint 1933-1953 ... was born on her family's farm in St…
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    Governor 1925-1927
    Director of US Mint 1933-1953
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    was born on her family's farm in St.
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    in Omaha. SheIn 1902, she married William B. Ross in 1902 and the
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    finish her hus­band'shusband's unexpired term and was elected. She failed to be re-elected in 1926. Sheelected, serving as first female governor of Wyoming. Ross and Ma Ferguson of Texas were elected on the same day, but as Ross was inaugurated first, she holds the title as the first female governor of Wyomingin the US. She lost her re-election bid in 1926.
    Afterwards, Ross achieved national fame as vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, director of the Democratic Women's office in Washington, D.C., magazine writer and director of the U.S. Mint 1933-1953.
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    in Washington, D.C.D.C., at the age of 101.
    She and Willliam had three boys (George, Ambrose, and Bradford). To date, Ross and her husband are the only husband and wife to have both served as governor of Wyoming.
    1925 Inaugural Statement {1925 Inaugural Statement, NT Ross.pdf}
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  9. page Nellie Tayloe Ross edited ... Petitions for Riverton Armory Message to the Legislature, 1925 {1925 State of the State, Ross…
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    Petitions for Riverton Armory
    Message to the Legislature, 1925 {1925 State of the State, Ross.pdf}
    Quotations
    "The best thing I could do for the women's cause at that time was to do a good job as governor and afterwards. I wanted to show that women could take the responsibility and do well." -- Nellie Tayloe Ross, interviewed by a reporter in Washington, D.C., as she neared her 100th birthday
    "I've always thought candidates should not be chosen on the basis of sex. Being a woman should not mitigate for or against someone." -- Nellie Tayloe Ross, interview for People Weekly magazine as she neared her 100th birthday, published Nov. 29, 1976

    Additional Resources
    Nellie Tayloe Ross papers, 1880s-1998, Collection Number 00948, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
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