Wyoming might be the smallest state, in population.

But it has contributed many important things that have shaped the United States.

Let's start with giving women the right to vote and the first female governor in the nation.

Wyoming is the birthplace of the Limited Liability Corporation or the LLC which most businesses today operate under.

The state has also led the world in Crypto Currency, or BitCoin banking and laws.

There is the retail giant JC Pennies, founded in Wyoming.

You can watch a video about this from Something Different Films on YouTube

That video is below.

Today's video looks at why Wyoming refuses to change. Explaining the interesting history of Wyoming, and how the Cowboy state has become so important to the United States despite its limited population.

See, nobody lives in Wyoming.. no wait, about half a million people live in Wyoming (which is a tiny population compared to even modestly-sized American cities).

Wyoming isn't just the least populated U.S. state (technically the second least densely populated, second only to Alaska); no Wyoming has been stuck in time for several decades (even as other states in the Rocky Mountain Region are booming like never before).

It's hardly growing, it's economically limited, and it has pushed away several pushes for progress.

Wyoming has more per-person voting power than anyone else in any other state in the U.S..

Wyoming boasts the first national monument, Devils Tower.

The nation's first national forest.

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The nation's oldest, continually run, public library.

The video, above, goes on to talk about how Wyoming likes to say - WYOMING!

There's not much for change out there.

In fact, many people move to Wyoming to get away from changes they don't like it some of the bigger states.

Change is not always good. That's why Wyoming likes to stay the way that it is. It works for them.

Wyoming likes its low crime, low taxes, and big open spaces.

The gentleman producing this video gets a lot right about Wyoming but also misses a lot on why we do what we do.

Reading The Past - Chugwater Wyoming Newspaper

These pages of the old Chugwter Wyoming newspaper show us coverage of the region from back in the 1940s.

There was little local news, other than the war.

But what was published at the time was important to the people of the area.

It was, in most case, the only news they had from outside their little ranch or town.

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