OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437
July 11, 2011
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Governor Mead salutes Wyoming on the 121st Anniversary of Statehood
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Speaking 121 years to the day after Wyoming was admitted as the 44th State of the Union, Governor Matt Mead wished Wyoming a happy birthday.
In an address given at the Historic Governors’ Mansion to commemorate Wyoming Day, Governor Mead remembered the early settlers who laid the groundwork for statehood.
“Today gives us the opportunity to think about the people who settled here without any of the modern conveniences we take for granted. But, they were strong and worked hard and gained statehood 121 years ago today,” Governor Mead said.
Remembering the celebrations held around Wyoming on July 10th, 1890, Mead noted that “we celebrate now for the same reason – to show our pride in Wyoming – its history, its heritage, its people, its natural treasures.”
“We are a state of many firsts – first to give women the vote, first woman juror, first National Monument, first National Park, the first state to have a county public library system, and there will be more. We are a state of many wonders – from corner to corner – Crook County to Uinta County, Park County to Laramie County.”
Governor Mead said, “We love you, Wyoming – 121 years young and growing stronger!”