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.