Cheyenne is the inspiring capital of Wyoming. It is the county seat of Laramie County. It is located on Crow Creek and Dry Creek in the southeast corner of the state.
Cheyenne was surveyed and plotted in 1867. It was named after the Cheyenne Native Americans and was part of what was the Dakota Territory and later became the Wyoming Territory. The Union Pacific Railroad came to the area. The city experience rapid growth and became known as “Magic City of the Plains”. Wyoming became a state with Cheyenne as its capital in 1890.
Cheyenne has a cool semi-arid climate. Winters are long and cold, but somewhat dry. Spring and fall provide quick transitions between winter and summer. The most precipitation occurs in the spring and summer. Summers are warm and the temperature can vary greatly throughout the day.
Many Cheyenne residents are employed by the government. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads employ many residents as well. “Cheyenne Leads” is part of the city’s economic diversification program. Companies’ distribution centers have moved to the city. The area’s high elevation has allowed wind energy to have alternative energy manufacturing facilities. Cheyenne, also, has one of only three shopping malls in Wyoming. Laramie County School District #1 employs residents and serves as the city’s public education.
Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of courses and areas for different sports and activities. Many people, also, attend Cheyenne Frontier Days, the largest outdoor rodeo in the United States. Be inspired! Have a bright day!