Wyoming gets it’s name from Wyoming valley in Pennsylvania. The valley was named after a Unami word “xwé:wamənk” which means “at the big river flat”.
When Wyoming was still a U.S. territory (instead of a state), under the leadership of Governor John Allen Campbell, Wyoming became the first place in America to grant voting rights to women. About half a century before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Nellie Tayloe Ross’s husband William Ross was elected governor of Wyoming, however he died in office. She eventually ran in a special election, and won. Serving in 1925-1927 as a member of the Democratic party.