Wyoming was home to more than a dozen Indian tribes when the first American traders entered the area. The region was acquired in portions by the United States: the east in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the west in the Oregon Boundary Settlement in 1846, and the southwest with Mexican cession of the area in 1848. The Oregon Trail through the area increased population in the region. The state was formed from the Wyoming Territory, organized in 1868. It was the first state to give women the vote.
1807-Explored by John Colter for the United States
1834-Permanently settled by American four traders
1890-Admitted to the Union as the 44th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. 37° 13.565′ N, 76° 46.963′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. The marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.