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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight we are staying with Duke’s brother at his place in Midway, Utah.
Today we continued to head west primarily on interstate eighty. We drove across the plains of Nebraska and into Wyoming. We are in the Wyoming capital, Cheyenne tomorrow. We plan to tour the capital tonight. We had a great Mexican dinner at Hacienda Guadalajara.
We are heading west towards home now. This morning we left my cousin’s house near St Paul and drove south to Ames, Iowa where I attended College at Iowa State. We walked around the campus a bit, walked through the memorial union and saw my sorority house.
We had lunch In Ames with a good friend I went to college with and her husband.
Tonight we are spending the night at the home of Duke’s sister and her husband in Correctionville, Iowa.