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Sage Grouse.  (Wikipedia)
Sage Grouse. (Wikipedia)
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Sage Grouse

There's a reason why Wyoming has the largest concentration of Sage Grouse on the planet. It's all about the sagebrush, and there is plenty of that dietary staple of the Sage Grouse, right here in the Cowboy State. They are commonly called sage hens, or sage chicken, but it's the Sage Grouse that we're talking about here.

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Francis E. Warren.  (Library of Congress Prints & Photographs)
Francis E. Warren. (Library of Congress Prints & Photographs)
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Francis E. Warren

The Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, on the western outskirts of Cheyenne, Wyoming, bears his name. Of course the famous base actually kept the name of Fort Warren, which was once Fort Russell. Fort Russell was re-named Fort Warren in 1929, upon the passing of Francis E. Warren. And Warren Air Force Base became Warren Air Force base in 1947.

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The University of Wyoming campus.  (Wikipedia/cqfx)
The University of Wyoming campus. (Wikipedia/cqfx)
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The University of Wyoming

It's known by many as simply, "U-Dub". And from its very beginning this great place has been a source of Wyoming pride and joy. The University of Wyoming is the Cowboy State's only baccalaureate-granting institution of higher learning. And UW is unique in that Wyoming is the only state in the Union with just one 4-year college.

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The Medicine Wheel.  (PD-USGOV)
The Medicine Wheel. (PD-USGOV)
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Medicine Wheel

It's one of the best-known archaeological sites in America. It's origins are often debated, but it's somewhat mysterious existence is so much a part of its charm, and fascination. Medicine Wheel is perched on the western peak of Medicine Mountain, at 9,600 feet in elevation, east of Lovell, in north-central Wyoming. This natural plateau serves as the landscape for Medicine Wheel, a stone wheel, some 75-feet in diameter, with 28 different rock spokes that branch-out from a central point.

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The Wyoming State Capitol Building.  (Wikipedia/Matthew Trump)
The Wyoming State Capitol Building. (Wikipedia/Matthew Trump)
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The Wyoming State Capitol Building

The very first Wyoming State Legislature convened in this magnificent structure in November of 1890. It was just months after Wyoming became the 44th state in the Union, when lawmakers gathered at the Wyoming State Capitol Building. And it was the foresight of Territorial Governor, Francis E. Warren, who began the process of creating a Territorial Taj Majal, four years before in 1886. Governor Warren was acting on the authorization of the 9th Territorial Legislature, who mandated the construction. Warren appointed a five-member commission to purchase a site in Cheyenne, and to start taking bids. And this new home of Wyoming government would have to be built at the astronomical cost of no more than 150—thousand dollars.

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A Grizzly Bear.  (PD-USGOV)
A Grizzly Bear. (PD-USGOV)
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The Grizzly Bear

The mighty Grizzly Bear calls the Yellowstone Ecosystem home, at least that's where you'll see the biggest population in Wyoming. And it's here where the most eastern population of Grizzly Bear in America will be seen. At one time, back in 1803, it was estimated that 50-thousand Grizzlies roamed the land. But today, the Grizzly Bear is an endangered species, with about 14-hundred remaining in the wild.

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