Equality State


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Equality State

nickname of Wyoming, first state to give women the right to vote. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 224]
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The state elected the nation's first woman governor, Nellie Ross, in 1924, and earned the nickname "The Equality State.
Others however, are contradictory; Wyoming is known as either The Equality State or The Cowboy State.
Unique among Equality State ranchers, his words filled the ears of millions, because he wrote lyrics to the music of his childhood buddy, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead.
From then on, Wyoming has been known as the Equality State.