Monday, November 14, 2016

6 Facts about Colorado

Balancing Rock at Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
1. The state, which has the slogan "Colorful Colorado," is named for the Colorado River. Colorado was the Spanish term for the reddishg color of the silt that the river carried from the mountains. The name was chosen for the territory (and the state) because it was thought that the Colorado River originated in the state.

2. Colorado is one of the states that converge at the Four Corners area (the others are Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah). It's also one of the three states (Utah and Wyoming are the others) that have borders defined only by latitude and longitude lines (rather than by rivers and other natural features).

Gas and Grass, Colorado Springs
3. In 2014, Colorado became the first state to legalize medicinal, industrial, and recreational use of marijuana, regulating it in a manner similar to alcohol regulation.

Denver from the road
4. Denver is the capital and largest city in the state.

5. "Rocky Mountain High" is one of the state's two songs. The other is "Where the Columbines Grow."

6. Colorado's wine grape growing region has the highest elevation vineyards anywhere in the United States.

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