Jul 08, 2020
Rick Ewig, Wyoming State Historical Society
Wyoming Statehood July 10, 1890
Rick Ewig, Wyoming State Historical Society
Rick Ewig is a Wyoming historian.  He worked at the Wyoming State Archives, Museums and Historical Society and retired from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming several years ago.  He served for many years as editor of Annals of Wyoming, the state historical journal.  Ewig authored the book Cheyenne: A Sesquicentennial History and he presently is working on several research projects related to Cheyenne's history and ranching history in the state. 
 
Wyoming became a state on July 10, 1890, when President Benjamin Harrison signed the bill designating Wyoming as the 44th state of the Union.  Residents of the Territory of Wyoming discussed the possibility of statehood many years before and the effort for statehood, directed by Territorial Governor Francis E. Warren and the territory's Congressional representative, Joseph M. Carey, led to a Constitutional Convention in September 1889 and the passage of the statehood bill the following year.  The presentation will discuss some of the issues related to the statehood effort, some disagreements in the Constitutional Convention, and how Wyoming celebrated becoming a state.
 

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