Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Concerts, festivals and farmers markets fill the Depot Plaza. Wyoming’s capital city embodies the spirit of the Old West. It is considered the nation’s rodeo and railroad capital, and is home to a variety of museums, historic hotels and mansions, a collection of steam engines, western-themed attractions and shopping, and resorts and ranches.
LDS Members make up 5.00% of the population of Cheyenne. Groundbreaking for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple is anticipated sometime in 2014. The state of Wyoming has 63,069 members in 16 stakes, 134 wards and 20 branches.
Martin’s Cove is a historic site in Wyoming. In November 1856, about 500 Mormon emigrants in the Martin Handcart Company were halted for five days in the Cove by snow and cold while on their way to Salt Lake City. The Martin Handcart company had begun its journey on July 28, 1856 which was dangerously late in the season and would ultimately lead to the disaster. Although the number who died in the Cove is unknown, more than 145 members of the Martin Company died before reaching Salt Lake City.