Here are some fun things to learn about Colorado!
Motto…Nothing without God
Nickname…The Centennial State
Entered the Union: August 1, 1876 (38)
State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
State Animal: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout
State Insect: Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
State Bird: Lark Bunting
State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce
State Gem: Aquamarine
State Grass: Blue Grama Grass
We are proud of our State and we know you are too!
We have 2 different Colorado State Flag Signs that we offer.
Large and small Colorado Flag Vintage Wall Decor!
Colorado State Song:
Where the snowy peaks gleam in the moonlight,
above the dark forests of pine,
And the wild foaming waters dash onward,
toward lands where the tropic stars shine;
Where the scream of the bold mountain eagle,
responds to the notes of the dove
Is the purple robed West, the land that is best,
the pioneer land that we love.
Colorado Fun Facts
Colorado is famous for its elevation. Its average is over one mile above sea level. This is the highest in the nation.
Denver, the capital and largest city, is known as the “Mile High City.”
The Denver Broncos, a National Football League team, play in Mile High Stadium. This forces football players to use oxygen masks because the stadium’s air is so thin.
Colorado has 51 of the 80 highest North American peaks. The Rocky Mountains run through the state. The Continental Divide that separates rivers that flow into the Gulf of Mexico from rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean, cuts through the middle of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.
In Colorado, one can travel across the world’s highest suspension bridge and gaze down more than 1,000 feet at the state’s spectacular canyon, Royal Gorge.
Even though the state is known for its elevation, not all of it is mountains. The eastern part of the state is Great Plains. We produce hay, wheat, potatoes, corn, and sugar beets in this section of Colorado.
Colorado’s Rocky Mountain mines are the nation’s leading producer of molybdenum, which is used to harden steel.
The world’s first rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail. Every year Denver hosts the worlds largest Rodeo, the Western Stock Show.
The world’s largest natural hot springs pool covers 2 blocks in Glenwood Springs.
Katherine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” atop Pikes Peak overlooking Colorado Springs.
Colorado has the highest paved road in North America. The road to Mt. Evans climbs to 14,258 ft. above sea level.
The first car license plate in the United States was in Denver, Colorado in 1908.