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Directory of Laramie City Wyoming Territory
General and Business Directory of Laramie City
Talk of statehood for Wyoming began as
early as 1869 after the organization of Wyoming Territory in
that year. The road to statehood, however, did not begin until
1888 when the Territorial Assembly sent Congress a petition for
admission into the Union. Bills were introduced in both houses
of Congress, but did not pass.
Though no legislation passed Congress enabling Wyoming to follow
the steps that lead to statehood, Governor Francis E. Warren and
others decided to continue as if an "enabling act" had passed.
On July 8, 1889, Wyoming Territory held an election of delegates
to Wyoming's one and only Constitutional Convention. Forty-nine
men gathered in Cheyenne during September, 1889, and wrote the
constitution. The voters approved the document November 5, 1889,
by a vote of 6,272 to 1,923.
Bills for Wyoming statehood were introduced in both the U.S.
Senate and House in December, 1889. The House passed the bill
March 27, 1890. President Benjamin Harrison signed Wyoming's
statehood bill, making Wyoming the 44th state.
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