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Children's LiteratureThe state of Wyoming is home to Yellowstone National Park, it is also well known for the "cowboy way," a simplistic life with lots of open spaces. Learn about the fascinating history of Wyoming, which was mainly a stopping point for people traveling out West, and how women were a major influence in helping to create the state as it is today. Also included is a brief description of the residents and their backgrounds, economy and commerce, the animals and land (including many picturesque settings), government, culture, lifestyles, tourist attractions, and biographies of notable people. The text is well-written, concise, easy to follow, and keeps the reader's attention. Full color photos, drawings, and black and white photos complement the text. A section included is a timeline that compares Wyoming's history with the broader history of events in the United States. Additional features include a table of contents, maps, charts, a list of books for further reading, Internet sites, and an index. The whole layout of the book helps to create the sense that the reader is visiting the state without ever leaving his/her chair as he/she is reading the exciting history and viewing the eye-catching images. It is a great addition for the classroom and school library and will assist in report writing, class projects, and/or study units. It is also an excellent choice for individuals, those who homeschool their children, and future geographers. Part of the "World Almanac Library of the States" series. 2003, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.