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My Colorado project.
Hello my name is Ariana and I want to tell you about Colorado.
Colorado is a state filled with parks, trails, and sunshine. Colorado has been nicknamed the "Centennial State".
Colorado was the 38th state in the USA.did you know 87 percent of the water leaving Colorado flows out of the Colorado river basin toward the Pacific Ocean. Colorado is the only state in history to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver, but it did not happen. The Colorado River drains from the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming through the canyons of Utah and Arizona to the Gulf of California. The Capital city of Colorado is Denver. 3 Largest Cities in Colorado is Denver, Colorado Springs, and Aurora. Colorado was first explored by the Spanish, the region was added to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and a cession by Mexico in 1848. red in reference to the color of the water of the Colorado River. Did you know the first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908. fun fact Tim Allen the actor was born on June 13, 1953 in Denver, Colorado. fun fact
There are 33,000 bee colonies in Colorado producing nearly 2 million pounds of honey every year. Did you know that Colorado has an official state dinosaur? The Stegosaurus! Once the Rocky Mountains were full of silver. Now people come to the Rockies to ski! Colorado is the highest state and has more mountains reaching 14,000 feet than any other state. "Grand Mesa," the world's largest flat-top plateau is also found in Colorado. Soon after gold was discovered near Denver, the region around Pikes Peak became the Colorado Territory. O. J. Goldrick opened the first school in Colorado in 1859. The students at the school were the children of gold miners in the Cherry Creek area (now Denver). Beulah red is the name of the red marble that gives the Colorado State Capitol its distinctive splendor. Cutting, polishing, and installing the marble in the Capitol took six years, from 1894 to 1900. All of the "Beulah red" marble in the world went into the Capitol. It cannot be replaced, at any price. The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs. In Fruita, the town folk celebrate 'Mike the Headless Chicken Day." Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head. Denver, lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name "cheeseburger" was awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad continues to provide year-round train service operating a historical train with rolling stock indigenous to the line. The line was constructed primarily to haul mine ores, both gold and silver, from the San Juan Mountains. The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado. The 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly 1 mile high above sea level. Katherine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” after being inspired by the view from Pikes Peak. Pueblo is the only city in America with four living recipients of the Medal of Honor. Every year Denver hosts the world's largest rodeo, the Western Stock show. Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state. Mesa Verde features an elaborate four-story city carved in the cliffs by the Ancestral Pueblo people between 600 and 1300 A.D. The mystery surrounding this ancient cultural landmark is the sudden disappearance of the thousands of inhabitants who created the more than 4,000 identified structures. These are some things about Colorado.