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5 Fun Facts About February 3 In Wyoming History

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1. The Wyoming Legislature was established on February 3, 1890, when President Benjamin Harrison signed the bill admitting Wyoming as the country's 44th state.
2. On February 3, 1937, the first ski lift in the United States was constructed in Cody, Wyoming. The lift was built at the Sleeping Giant Ski Area and was a major innovation in the skiing industry.
3. In 1959, Wyoming experienced one of its deadliest avalanches on February 3 when a massive snow slide struck the Jackson Hole Ski Resort. The 15 victims were mostly resort employees who were clearing snow from the resort's tramway.
4. On February 3, 1969, Wyoming's Gillette College became the first junior college in the country to offer an accredited degree program in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones.
5. In 1981, the Wyoming State Capitol Building in Cheyenne was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 3. The Capitol Building has been serving as the seat of government in Wyoming since it was completed in 1890.
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