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is bounded by Montana, South Dakota,
Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Idaho; gross
area, 97,914 sq. miles; land area, 97,594
sq. miles; water area, 320 sq. miles. The
capital is Cheyenne.
of the State is very rugged, being
diversified by mountains, valleys, plains
and plateaus. The main range of the Rocky
Mountains enters the State from the
south, terminating in the Wind River
Mountains, with an altitude of from
10,000 to 14,000 feet, and snow capped
the entire year. The highest peak is
Fremont's Peak in the Wind River range,
13,790 feet in height.
several important lakes, including
Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone Park in
the northwest corner of the State;
Jackson's, Shoshone, Lewis and others.
Principal farm crops are hay, oats and
productions are quite extensive,
including copper, gold, silver, coal,
iron, oil, soda and building stones. The
oil belt extends entirely across the
State from Southwest to Northeast.
Natural gas is said to exist at various
points adjacent to the explored oil belt.
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The soil of
the mountains and high plateaus is a
light sandy loam, darker and richer in
the valleys, slightly alkaline, but under
irrigation producing large crops. It is
estimated that 10,000,000 acres of the
State are suitable for agricultural
purposes by irrigation. Sheep and cattle
raising are the principal industries.
of Wyoming is temperate.
in 1910, 91,670 males and 54,295 females,
of whom 116,945 were of native and 29,020
of foreign birth; white, 140,318; negro,
2,235; Indian, 1,486; Chinese, 246;
Japanese, 1,596; all others, 84. Total
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