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Wyoming State Report
By Sarah Lane
May 29, 2004, 15:26

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Topic: Wyoming State Report


ClassBrain Visitor:

1. What's aspect of Wyoming does the Western Meadowlark represent?
2. What's aspect of Wyoming  does the bison repesent?
3.What's aspect of Wyoming does the capital bilding represent?
Love,Beth
 P.S. Please give  the imformation to me imedietly.



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Western Meadowlark
The Western Meadowlark (Sturnella Neglecta) was adopted as the Wyoming State Bird on February 5, 1927. Approximately the size of a robin, the meadowlark sports a yellow breast with a black bib over its mottled brown body. These song birds are found from Wisconsin to Texas and westward to the Pacific.

Bison
Wyoming’s first, and most important, contribution to the bison was Yellowstone National Park, which sheltered the last surviving bison in the United States. Wyoming school children later campaigned for the bison, which beat out the pronghorn and was adopted as the state mammal on February 23, 1985. They were probably inspired by Wyoming’s flag, which depicts a white bison silhouette “branded” with the state seal.

Capital Building
This Corinthian-style edifice was modeled after the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The famous Esther Hobart Morris Statue stands in front of the building, in honor of the first woman to hold judicial office in modern times.


Now that you know the details of each of these state symbols, your teacher is asking you to describe the aspect that each of these represent. This means that you are to explain why the symbols were chosen or designed as the were, and the connection between them and the history of the state of Wyoming. This part can only be done by you.

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Sarah Lane
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