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Wyoming Cultural Symbols

Throw that official language in the trash, where it belongs, and Wyoming’s official cultural symbols kick some serious buffalo butt.

Cultural Symbols  
Registered Trademark bucking horse and rider
Sport rodeo 2003
Coin Sacajawea golden dollar 2004
Code Code of the West 2010
Song Wyoming Where I Belong 2019
Language English Redundant Symbol 1996
Wyoming Cultural Symbols
State Quarter

The official trademark, sport, and code all complement each other. The Code of the West is as intriguing as the others are exciting—and even more inspirational. It’s simply a list of ten tips or rules that good cowboys should live by.

  1. Live each day with courage.
  2. Take pride in your work.
  3. Always finish what you start.
  4. Do what has to be done.
  5. Be tough, but fair.
  6. When you make a promise, keep it.
  7. Ride for the brand.
  8. Talk less, say more.
  9. Remember that some things are not for sale.
  10. Know where to draw the line.

What do you think rule #7 means? Do you think it could include protecting the land from greedy developers and corporations? Could it include a government that represents its own citizens instead of Israel?

Wyoming’s most familiar unofficial symbols include Yellowstone National Park (notably Old Faithful Geyser) and Devils Tower. And don’t miss the archway made of elk antlers in Jackson, Wyoming.

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