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Cheyenne is the state capital and largest city (2005 pop. 55,731) of Wyoming. Cheyenne was founded in 1867 by Major General Grenville Dodge, the chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1869, Cheyenne became the capital of the Territory of Wyoming. It became the state capital in 1890.

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  1. Cheyenne was once nicknamed "The Magic City of the Plains".
  2. Cheyenne has a US Navy SSN-773 submarine named after it which was commissioned in 1996, and is still in active service in Hawaii.
  3. Cheyenne was named after the American Indian Cheyenne nation.

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