Wyoming The Cowboy State - Pen & Ink on Antique Map
Wyoming The Cowboy State
Pen & Ink on Antique Map
There’s a reason Wyoming is known as the Cowboy State, though faded a bit, the Code of the West is an integral part of daily life here. In Wyoming you will still see it in the form of warm greetings, neighbors lending a helping hand and a deep respect for the land. In Wyoming, you’re invited to not only experience this culture but you can live it for yourself.
The name Wyoming is a contraction of the Native American word mecheweamiing, “end of the big plains.” It was first used by the Delaware people
Wyoming, the Cowboy State, is also known as the Equality State. This stems from the state's early advancement of women's rights. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote, which it did as a territory in 1869 and retained upon entering the Union on July 10th, 1990. Wyoming was also the first state to elect a female governor: Nellie Tayloe Ross, who served from 1925-1927.
I have combined my own creative perspectives of an antique map with my version of stippling. The background for this drawing of a cowboy boot & spur is on a map of Wyoming, published in 1878 for a Rand McNally Atlas. It measures 11 X 14 inches and is framed with patinaed copper to a 16 X 20.