The Road to Statehood

June 27, 1890

posted Jun 27, 2015, 10:04 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jun 27, 2015, 10:04 AM ]

The Wyoming statehood bill passed in the U.S. Senate on June 27, 1890.


June 26, 1890

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March 27, 1890

posted May 21, 2015, 9:04 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov

On March 27, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 982, the Wyoming statehood bill by a vote of 139 to 127. The bill was debated extensively and those who voted against it did so because of the inclusion of women's suffrage in Wyoming's constitution.

March 26, 1890

posted May 21, 2015, 9:01 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated May 21, 2015, 9:02 AM ]

On March 26, 1890 Representative Carey gave a speech in the House of Representatives to convince them to consider H. R. 982, to provide for the admission of the State of Wyoming into the Union.

January 29, 1890

posted Jan 29, 2015, 4:39 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 5:12 AM ]

The Eleventh Legislative Assembly of Wyoming memorialized Congress on January 29, 1890 with House Joint Resolution No. 1, urging the immediate admission of Wyoming to the Union.


January 20

posted Jan 20, 2015, 5:34 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 5:50 AM ]

On January 20, 1890, Connecticut Senator Orville H. Platt, submitted to the Fifty-first Congress, 1st Session, Senate Committee on Territories' Report Number 115 on Senate Bill 894, the Wyoming Statehood bill. This article from the "Daily Boomerang" summarized the report well.


January 15

posted Jan 14, 2015, 4:10 PM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 15, 2015, 12:11 PM ]

This summary of "Wyoming in 1890" was reprinted in "Bill Barlow's Budget" of January 15, 1890. It presents what Wyoming offers to the Union in 1890 as well as what Wyoming "expects" in 1890. This article states that one of Wyoming's "mineral resources" was "Cinnamon." The original article from the Cheyenne Daily Sun of January 14, 1890 correctly states it was "Cinnabar," a mercury sulphide which is native to sands of the Big Horn River.



January 6, 1890

posted Jan 7, 2015, 10:57 AM by vfe_ai_venice.beske@wyo.gov   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 10:58 AM ]

On January 6, 1890 Mr. Springer introduced bill, H. R. 3830 providing for Statehood for Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming. This bill was read the first and second times, referred to the Committee on Territories and ordered to be printed. On January 13, 1890," Mr. Isaac S. Struble, Representative from Iowa, introduced bill, H. R. 4561, providing for Statehood for Wyoming. This bill was read the first and second times, referred to the Committee on Territories, and ordered to be printed. There is no further Congressional history on either of these bills.

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