This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. You are invited to participate with the opening question.
Brain Teaser Question
An explorer found a silver coin marked 7 B.C. He was told it was a forgery. Why?
(answer found at the end of this post)
The state of Wyoming is often referred to as the Cowboy State. The capital city is Cheyenne, which is located just north of the Colorado state line.
Admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890, Wyoming later adopted a motto of “Equal Rights.” There is significance in this state motto as exemplified by these three facts:
- The Wyoming Territory gave women the right to vote in 1869, which is well ahead of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in both state and federal elections.
- Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of the state in 1925. She was the first woman governor in the United States.
- One of Wyoming’s nicknames is “Equality State.”
Answer to Brain Teaser Question
The label B.C. only could have come into usage after 0 B.C. Therefore, the coin could not have been minted in 7 B.C.