What a Shape We're In

When one looks at the shape of the various states, Wyoming certainly does not stand out. Along with Colorado, our neighbor to the south, we are rectangular, nearly square. How did that happen?
Wyoming is the only state that is made up of territory taken from all four of the United States major acquisitions. Five different countries have claimed parts of Wyoming. After that, and 30 different boundary changes, and Wyoming ended up a rectangle. Weird!
It took a few years but at last, the lands acquired from, Spain, France, England, Mexico and the Republic of Texas became Wyoming.
Why we love Wyoming
-Today’s trivia questions-
1. What are the names of the two waterfalls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone? Don’t think two hard on this one.
2. How did Ned Buntline help make Wyoming famous?
3. Harry Longbaugh’s nickname is one of the great wester names. What was it?
See answers at the bottom of the page

My, oh, by the way, for today – I’m feeling great, my two kid’s chapter books are both in the top 10% of all books being sold on Amazon. See both of them plus my westerns and my nonfiction CCC book here.

Now the answers. 
1. Upper Falls, Lower Falls
2. He wrote dime novels many featuring Wyoming people. His books made Buffalo Bill a legend, hero and mythical figure in Wyoming.
3. The Sundance Kid
Wyoming high country

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