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Wyoming State Capitol, Cheyenne

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The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. Built between 1886 and 1890, the capitol is located in Cheyenne and contains the chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature and well as the office of the Governor of Wyoming. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark during 1987.HistoryThe construction of the capitol began prior to Wyoming gaining statehood. Born in 1867 in the path of the transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific crews arrived as they laid the tracks westward. Cheyenne soon laid claim to a higher status than older Wyoming settlements such as those at Fort Laramie, Fort Bridger, and the mining town of South Pass City, changing Cheyenne from a village to a city in a matter of months. The seat of the new Territorial government was established in Cheyenne in 1869.1886, the Ninth Territorial Legislative Assembly authorized construction of the State Capitol. A five member commission, appointed by Governor Francis E. Warren, was charged with the selection and purchase of the site, selection of an architect and accepting the lowest bids for construction of the building. The commission chose the firm of David W. Gibbs & Company, Architects, to draw plans and specifications. These were accepted in July 1886 and the contraced to the lowest bidder, Adam Feick & Brothers, who broke ground on September 9, 1886.The Tenth Territorial Legislative Assembly convened in the unfinished building. The two small wings on the east and west were completed in 1890. Crowded conditions persisted with the growth of the state and in 1915 the Thirteenth legislature approved the construction of the House and Senate Chambers, which were completed in March 1917.
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  • This was one of our must sees on our USA road trip so disappointed that it was closed for significant renovation .We are sure it will look great when it is finished.  more »
  • We stopped to look at the capitol, but seeing even the exterior is a challenge with all of the scaffolding and tarps. But if you live a couple of thousand miles away, you make do. The front is still v...  more »
  • Here, the political heart of Wyoming. Should be seen be sure if one is in the city of Cheyenne is the capital of the U.S. State of Wyoming. The settlement received the largest city of the country name from the Dzitsistes Indians in their language "Cheyenne" roughly "Strangers" or "People who speak a different language" is the capital of Wyoming with just 59,000 inhabitants
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  • Closed until 2018!!! Remodeling Wish we would of have known. Google even says open today.
  • Place was under heavy renovations when we were there
  • Could not get in -- renovation started in 2015. HUGE expansion underway. Could still see the dome. Some of the interesting features around the Capitol, like the Liberty Bell replica, are in disrepair.
  • I always love visiting State Capitols.
  • Very calm place! The site is closed for restoration when we went there, and one local lady told us that the restoration project is about two years.

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