Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wyoming on Cape Cod

Most people visiting our Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod notice upon their arrival a very distinctive US Flag with 44 stars. The significance of this is a huge surprise to our, mostly Northeastern, Bed and Breakfast guests. Very few know anyone from Wyoming and no one seems to know that Wyoming was first in the US and indeed the world to give women the right to vote. You may wish to check out this link on women's suffrage and Wyoming.

Donna and I are headed to Wyoming for two weeks in March to clean my mom's house out as she is no longer able to live alone. We really look forward to hiking, visiting the cabin in the mountains, seeing the Buffalo Bill Historical center and in particular the Whitney Gallery of Western Art.

The 44 Star Flag : This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1891. A star was added for the admission of
* (44th) Wyoming - July 10, 1890
This was the official flag for 5 years. The Presidents to serve under this flag were Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893), and Grover Cleveland (1893-1897).

It is always nice to get a 30 second overview of US and world history whenever I think of my home, the "wyoming territory" and for the 1890's the

United States History: The Gilded Age (1890)

and the brainy history version

It is harder to find the quick world history timeline overview and this is the best I found with just a quick search.