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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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Others however, are contradictory; Wyoming is known as either The Equality State or The Cowboy State.
Delaware calls itself the "First State." Virginia is the "Old Dominion," and Wyoming says it's the "Equality State." (It was the first state to include women in voting.)
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.
As Larson notes, the 1891 "annual national suffrage convention began with the tribute 'Wyoming, all hail; the first true republic the world has ever seen!' " From then on, Wyoming has been known as the Equality State.
The Montana firm A&A Research surveyed 600 residents of the Equality State and found that 91.5% said they had read a paper in the past week.
The "Equality State" is one of several states (New York is another) that does not have hate-crime laws.
Like many newcomers to the Equality State, I arrived on the broad interstate of cliche, expecting to find a country filled with Stetsoned figures on horseback.
The letters range wide: the bride'sfirst batch of butter, the neighbors, family finances, suffrage (women have voted since 1869 in Wyoming, the Equality State), weather, proving up, pregnancies, beekeeping, gardening, canning, cooking, farm co-ops, the Ladies Aid, proper dimensions for the outhouse seat, honey prices, religion, magazines, jokes, politics (she and John run for office on the Democratic ticket), contemporary literature, chicken pox, world war, her writing (poems, regional news for the papers, articles for magazines, from Farmstead to a lead article for Scribner's on her friend, Wyoming's woman governor--America's first), child rearing, hard times, a love letter to John after seventeen years.