Robert C. Morris: The Man Who Suggested Wyoming Use “Equality State” As Motto
If you don't know by now, the Wyoming State motto is "The Equality State." But have you ever wondered who was the one who suggested the motto in the first place?
History attributes Robert C. Morris, the son of Esther Hobart Morris, as being the one who suggested that Wyoming use the motto "Equality State" in 1890. No doubt, this was because Wyoming was the first state in the Union to allow women the right to vote.
Robert C. Morris was also a Wyoming legislator and upon the Wyoming Legislature of 1895 establishing the Wyoming State Historical Society, Morris became the first secretary of the society.