The seal shows an allegorical female figure
on a pedestal and above a banner with the words "Equal rights", an allusion to
the women's suffrage, introduced already in 1869. To the left and right of the woman
appears a herdsman and a miner. The flag was changed several times in details, at least
the bison became turned with its head toward the mast, so that he "opposes" the
Quelle/Source: Printyble Maps
The name became very pupular in beginning of
the 19th Century by the in 1809 by Thomas Campbell wrote poem "Gertrude of
Wyoming". It depicts the futile struggle of the Americans in which lost 200 to 300
soldiers and colonists their lives. In 1830 was inaugurated at the place of the battle a
monument made of granite.
Andere Quellen nennen
die Sprache der Algonkin-Indianer als Quelle des Wortes "Wyoming", was "am
Ende der Ebene" bedeuten soll, und die Lage des Landes am Rande der Großen Ebene und
der Rocky Mountains beschreibt.
Other sources claim
that the language of the Algonquian Indians as the source of the word "Wyoming",
what should mean "the end of the level," and describes the situation in the
country on the edge of the Great Plain and the Rocky Mountains.