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On this day – Colorado becomes our 38th State

August 1, 2022

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of August, repeating indefinitely

On August 1, 1876, Colorado was admitted to the Union as our 38th state. The date is reflected in its nickname, โ€œThe Centennial State,โ€ which refers to the 100th anniversary of American independence. ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

With a beautiful landscape dominated by the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is home to 75% (!) of all U.S. land 10,000+ feet above sea level and contains the highest paved road in the country. Visitors to the state capital in Denver will find themselves an entire mile above sea level. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

Did you know? โ€œAmerica the Beautifulโ€ was written during a trip to Colorado. Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write the patriotic song after traveling to the top of Pikeโ€™s Peak.

Whatโ€™s in a name? โ€œColoradoโ€ comes from the Spanish for โ€œruddyโ€ or โ€œred-coloredโ€ and likely refers to the red sandstone of the region. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie, Albert Bierstadt, 1866


August 1, 2022
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