- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The original state flag has been voted the most significant artifact in any museum or library in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1iArfy7 ) that more than 2,000 people voted online between June and September on artifacts they felt best represented the state’s history in honor of Wyoming’s 125th year of statehood.

The top artifact is one of six original Wyoming state flags dated back to 1919, when it was originally presented to Gov. Robert Carey. The Natrona County Public Library has had the flag since 1967.

Other artifacts that cracked the top 10 included “Dee” the mammoth skeleton on display at the Tate Geological Museum in Casper, an 1863 Bridger-Collins map of the Wyoming Territory, and ration tickets used by Arapaho families on the Wind River Indian Reservation circa 1905.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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