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5 Fun Facts About July 1 In Wyoming History

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1. Wyoming became a state on July 1, 1890. It was the 44th state to enter the Union.

2. The first rodeo in America was held in Wyoming on July 1, 1897. It took place in Cheyenne and showcased events such as steer wrestling, bronc riding, and bull riding.

3. July 1, 1910 marked the date of the worst wildfire in Wyoming’s history. The Medicine Bow fire burned over 1 million acres and killed at least 16 people.

4. On July 1, 1931, the town of Cody, Wyoming was nearly destroyed by a massive tornado. The tornado caused significant damage and killed 2 people.

5. The famous outlaw Butch Cassidy was believed to have robbed a bank in Sundance, Wyoming on July 1, 1892. The robbery took place at the Sundance State Bank and Cassidy and his gang made off with over $30,000.
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