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ID: 7007923
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Wyoming (state)  Wyoming (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 105 50 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -105.8333  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited before 9,000 BCE; home to Crow, Ute, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa and Dakota in modern times, only Shoshoni and Arapaho survived by 1890s; most Europeans arrived 19th cen.; area came to USA with Louisiana Purchase and after Mexican War.

Names:
Wyoming (preferred,C,V)  ............ used since 1868, derived from an Amerindian word meaning "large meadows," was originally applied to a valley in Pennsylvania
WY (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wyoming (state)  ............  Wyoming (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since July 10, 1890
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Cheyenne .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Wyoming, Laramie county) [7013965]

Sources and Contributors:
WY..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
Wyoming..........  [FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:1028-1029
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:434 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000350
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1028-1029; 2:1028-1029
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 434 ff.; 29:434 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000350
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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