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Wyoming: Equality State

CAPITAL: Cheyenne
JOINED UNION: July 10, 1890
STATE BIRD: Meadowlark
STATE FLOWER: Indian Paintbrush
MEANING OF STATE NAME: Based on an Algonquin or Delaware Indian word meaning "large prairie place"
1992 POPULATION: 466,185
LAND AREA: 97,105 square miles
ECONOMY: Mining, oil, natural gas, tourism, recreation, wool
HISTORY: The least-populated state in America, Wyoming was populated by Santee and Dakota Indians, among others, before white settlers arrived. Frenchmen were the first to come in 1743, and American John Colter explored Yellowstone Park in 1807. Wyoming became part of America in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. Forts Laramie and Bridger in Wyoming were main stops on pioneer trails heading West. Indian wars grew as settlers and railroads crept onto Indian lands. In 1869, Wyoming became the first state to give women the right to vote. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and miles of uninhabited land, Wyoming is a favorite destination of sportsmen and tourists seeking some "Western flavor" on a dude ranch or by a quiet mountain stream.

Pitts Aircraft Special

The tiny Pitts Special is one of the world's most popular aerobatic and sport aircraft. Extremely agile and quick, it is the ideal plane for competitive and air show aerobatics, where it has been used for some three decades. Many hundreds of Specials have been built and the plane remains very popular. Specials can be bought as homebuilt kits, as completely built aircraft, or in any configuration in between. Pitts Aircraft is now owned by Christen Aircraft and builds a similar
aerobatic biplane known as the Eagle.

Country: United States of America
Manufacturer: Pitts Aircraft
Designation: Special
Type: Aerobatic Sport
Service Dates: 1963 to present
Length: 15'-6"
Wingspan: 17'-4"
Height: 6'-3"
Empty Weight: 720 lbs
Gross Weight: 1,150 lbs
Maximum Speed: 177 mph
Maximum Range: 315 miles
Maximum Altitude: 22,300 ft
Number of Crew: 1 (2 in trainer)
Engine Type: Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Designation: IO-360 x 1
Engine Horsepower: 180 hp

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