Road Trip Day 18 – Cheyenne, Wyoming to Midway, Utah

This morning we visited the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne. The Capitol was built in 1888. Between 2015 and 2019 the building went through a major renovation. Part of the renovation was restoring the historic finishes. We got to see the result. Although the capitol is a relatively small building I thought it was beautiful.

The Wyoming Capitol Building
Interior of the Wyoming State Capitol

One kind of interesting detail is that when they scraped the layers of paint off the safes in the lowest level They uncovered old paintings.

Safe in Capitol basement.

Wyoming Territory gave women the right to vote in 1869. According to the guide they were the first government in the world to do so. The Supreme Court chamber is where this right was written into the state constitution.

Historic Supreme Court Chamber / Territorial House Chamber.

Wyoming was also the first state to have a women governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross. She was elected in 1924.

As we headed west from Cheyenne the smoke from California kept getting worse and worse.

Smoke at an interstate rest stop in north eastern Utah.

Tonight we are staying with Duke’s brother at his place in Midway, Utah.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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