Happy 137th Birthday Colorado!

Colorado contains 75 percent of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.

Colorado contains 75 percent of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.

It was on this day in 1876 that Colorado became the 38th state in the Union!  Colorado is a great place to live with a unique culture.  We pride ourselves in being the highest state in the nation.

Here are some other facts:

  • Colorado is the 8th largest state.
  • Colorado borders 3 other states in the SW corner. The only 4 corner area in the country
  • The deepest snow in Colorado was recorded in 1899 in Crested Butte.  254 inches fell near the top of Kebler Pass.
  • The largest nugget of gold in Colorado weighed 135 ounces, it was found near Breckenridge.
  • The toughest climate in Colorado is found in Silverton, where there are only 2 frost free weeks a year!
  • Colorado was the second state in the US to give women the right to vote. Pioneer women really rocked (and could probably shoot too!)!
  • Denver, the Capitol of Colorado was named after a Kansas Territorial Governor James Denver.  It was a political move in order to gain favor from him, but he retired by the time they got the mining camp officially named
  • Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state.
The Columbine is the Colorado State Flower

The Columbine is the Colorado State Flower