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5 Fun Facts About December 6 In Wyoming History

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1. Wyoming became a state on December 6, 1890. It was the 44th state to join the Union and was the first state to grant women the right to vote, which happened in 1869 when Wyoming was still a territory.

2. On December 6, 2007, a blizzard hit parts of Wyoming, causing widespread power outages and leaving many motorists stranded. The storm was so severe that some schools and businesses had to close for several days.

3. In 1927, the University of Wyoming football team won their first-ever bowl game on December 6, defeating the New Mexico State Aggies in the Sun Bowl. The final score was 14-6.

4. On December 6, 1917, a fire broke out in the Union Pacific Railroad's train depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The fire destroyed the depot and several nearby buildings, causing an estimated $1 million in damages.

5. December 6 is also known as Saint Nicholas Day, a holiday celebrated by many Christians around the world. In Wyoming, some communities hold parades or other festivities to mark the occasion.
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