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5 Fun Facts About July 11 In Wyoming History

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1. In 1868, under the Treaty of Fort Laramie, the United States government established the territory of Wyoming which includes present-day Wyoming, parts of Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. This was a vital step for the region's development and growth.

2. In 1918, Wyoming became the 27th state to allow women to vote. This was 2 years before the 19th Amendment was ratified and allowed women to vote nationally.

3. Wyoming has a rich history of mining. On July 11, 1956, the world's largest open-pit coal mine, the Eagle Butte Mine, was opened in Campbell County. The mine produced over 30 million tons of coal in its first few years of operation.

4. On July 11, 1987, a group of tourists discovered the remains of a woolly mammoth near Douglas, Wyoming. The bones were eventually donated to the University of Wyoming for further study and display.

5. In 2008, the Laramie County Public Library in Cheyenne unveiled a statue of Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway briefly lived in Wyoming and wrote parts of his novel, A Farewell to Arms, while staying near Sheridan. The statue serves as a tribute to Hemingway's literary contributions and his connection to Wyoming.
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