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Was CO The First Western State:
The Beginning Years: It is thought that the first inhabitants of Colorado descended as Paleoamerican Native Americans at least 13,500 years and possibly more than 37,000 years ago. The eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains was a major migration route that impacted the earliest of all settlers throughout the great historic America. There are prehistoric artifacts dating from near 8720 B.C. at the Lindenmeier site in Larimer County. The state was populated by American Indians as explorers, trappers, hunters, and gold miners visited and settled into Colorado, The Great Westward expansion brought settlers to the area as treaties and wars with Mexico and American Indian nations as the early days of the Colorado gold rush transpired, including the Pike’s Peak Rush of 1850. Colorado was a Territory of the Kansas and Jefferson Territories, until on August 1, 1876, Colorado was officially admitted as a the “Centennial State”.

More History: The state of Colorado experienced some changes throughout the 20th century The early 1920’s had the Ku Klux Klan as a decade long political force in Colorado. The 1930’s saw the implementing of the ski industry in Colorado, building up of resorts near Estes Park, Gunnison, and on Loveland Pass. The lands of Colorado went through a series of everchanging changes throughout the century, including during World War II, During WWII. Colorado had the scars of the unfortunate incidents of the Columbine massacre in 1999 and the Douglas shooting in 2018.

Climate of Colorado: Colorado’s combination of higher elevation, midlatitude, and continental interior geography results in a cooler, drier, and invigorating climate. The average annual temperature for the state is 43.5°F, a temperature of 13.7° below worldwide average. Despite the temperatures, there is Colorado’s ability to pump up the temperature with the change of a wind. Also it has a landmark number of days that produce at least a percentage of sun, with a total of over 300 annual days per year seen Sun.

The Great Location of Colorado: Colorado is located surrounding 6 states, because Arizona is the fourth state in “Four Corners”, an area of the U.S. where 4 states are laid out perpendicularly. Home of the second highest point of the continental section of the U.S. at Mount Elbert, which is is the tallest mountain in the Sawatch Range peak, coming in at 14,440 feet. The state is also the famous beginning of the ever mighty Colorado River.

Colorado’s Statehood Facts:

  • Date: August 1, 1876
  • Capital: Denver
  • Population: 5,913,324 (2022 Forecast)
  • Size: 104,185 square miles
  • Nickname: The Centennial State
  • State Motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing without Providence or Deity)
  • Tree: Blue Spruce
  • Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquilegia Coerulea
  • Bird: Lark Bunting

The History:

Colorado Officially Adopted as a U.S. State, State Song, Admission Date & Colorado Flag
State Name Info
State Song
Capital Flag Image
38th State. Colorado Territory
“Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver
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Some Great Colorado Sites:  Here is a list of some some great places to visit while in Colorado:

  • Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park
  • Vail and Nearby Mountain Towns
  • Denver
  • Mesa Verde National Park, near Cortez and Mancos
  • Pikes Peak in Pike National Forest, near Colorado Springs
  • Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs
  • Durango and the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Durango
  • San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway and the Million Dollar Highway, Ouray
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, 75 miles southeast of Grand Junction
  • Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, near Aspen
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, near Mosca
  • Aspen
  • Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction and Fruita
  • Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway, 60 miles from Denver
  • Mountain Biking Trails near Fruita

Memorable Colorado Events:  Here is a list of some events that happened in Colorado:

  • 1930’s – Building of Colorado’s ski country
  • 1942 – 10th Mountain Division established Camp Hale
  • 1940’s – Republican governor Ralph Carr spoke against discrimination
  • 1967 – The U.S. first implementing of an abortion law goes on the books
  • Late 1960’sRadical violence, riots in Denver as college buildings are burned
  • 1967 – The Family Dog Denver music venue opened
  • 1976 – The Winter Olympics is passed up to go on in Austria due to bond issues
  • 1999 – Columbine High School massacre
  • 2018 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting


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