It was a party to remember Friday, as thousands gathered in Cheyenne to celebrate Wyoming's 125th Anniversary.

Wyoming, which became the 44th state to join the union on July 10, 1890, is known for many firsts. Wyoming was the first to grant women the right to vote, the first to have a woman Justice of the Peace and the first to have a female governor. The state is home to Yellowstone, the first National Park, and Devils Tower, the first National Monument. JCPenney and Taco John's were also both started in Wyoming.

Governor Matt Mead says Wyomingites have a rich history to be proud of.

"The Equality state, the Cowboy State, the fact that we are so proud of agriculture, tourism and minerals, we're proud of the individuals in Wyoming," said Governor Mead. "We're proud of the fact that this state, despite its small population, has done so many things in leading the country in different ways."

Governor Mead says the first 125 years have been a success and the state is looking forward to the next 125 years.