Pop Quiz: Do You Know All of Wyoming’s Nicknames?
Wyoming is known for many things, including its abundance of nicknames.
Nicknames, for the most part, are cool. Of course, you can't give yourself a nickname. No, no... nicknames are given by others. Hopefully, the name you are given is based off of something legendary you did or, at the very least, is an abbreviation of your original name. I've had a lot of nicknames in my day; Jess, Jessi, Sunshine (while I was working in NYC), Gus Gus, Jiggy... Not all of them have been my favorite, but at least I felt like people loved me enough to give me a pet name.
States have their own nicknames as well.
In fact, Wyoming has several nicknames. Many know that Wyoming is the The Cowboy State or even the Equality State, but there are more than just those two. NetState.com actually lists five different nicknames.
The Equality State - Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote in 1869
The Suffrage State - the original nickname given to Wyoming when women were first given the right to vote in the state of Wyoming
The Sagebrush State - due to the wild sage that is prevalent in some parts of the state
The Cowboy State - given after Wyoming adopted the "cowboy on a bucking horse" as a symbol of the state
Big Wyoming - given for the rugged, natural beauty of Wyoming where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. Also a reference to the size of Wyoming which is the 10th largest state in America