The 1970s in Wyoming was an interesting decade. The entire state was being impacted by the energy boom, and the industry in many towns was transforming completely. Wyoming’s economy became extremely dependent on natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas, due mostly in part to the national energy crisis. This energy crisis led to a search for alternate resources and Wyoming, because of its geological formations, became a great source for these resources. Not only was the economy dependent on minerals but it also was built around agriculture, livestock, and tourism. Wyoming saw a real growth in population as the 1970s progressed. Many of the current families who live here first settled in the Cowboy State during that decade!

Here are some photos of Wyoming from one of the most interesting decades of our lives.

What memories do you have of Wyoming from the 70s?

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What are the best little known attractions in Wyoming?

Some of the best little known attractions in Wyoming include the South Pass City historic district, the Intermittent Spring in Afton, and the Vedauwoo in Cheyenne. If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, you don't have to look far in our remote and rural state.

What are the most easily accessible hikes in Wyoming?

The boardwalks through Yellowstone National Park offer accessible hikes through some of the most impressive natural wonders in the country. Take a trip through the Midway Geyser Basin to see Grand Prismatic Spring up close!

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