Bachelor Taxes

Wyoming’s First Tax Controversy: The Proposed Bachelor Tax of 1890
Wyoming’s First Tax Controversy: The Proposed Bachelor Tax of 1890
In January of 1890, the final session of the Wyoming Territorial Legislature debated a controversial idea to impose a tax on single men. The so-called "bachelor tax" would have levied a $2.50 against all unmarried men in the state. Although the proposal did have some support across the state, including an editorial in the Rawlins Daily Times, it was eventually tabled...