About the State of Colorado

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Denver is the Capital City of Colorado
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Colorado is known for it's Majestic Rocky Mountains
The Denver metro area is comprised of 50 municipalities and communities within 6 counties covering an approximate area 40 miles wide.

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Information on the Colorado Economy

By the United States Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Colorado Economy:

Colorado's economy is driven by the service-producing industries, the tourist industry as well as the farm and ranch work force.

Tourism accounts for approximately 6 billion dollars annually to our economy and tourism in the ski industry accounts for about 1.8 billion dollars annually.

The two primary facets of the Colorado economy are the manufacturing industries are food, kindred products, and printing and publishing.

The farm industry, which is primarily concentrated in livestock, corn, hay, and wheat are important elements of the economy.

Another contributor to the Colorado economy is that Denver is home to companies that control half of the nation's gold production.

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Information by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Area: 104100 Sq. Mi.
  • Colorado Bird: Lark Bunting
  • Colorado Border States: Regional List, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming,
  • Colorado: The State has a population of 4,301,261 in 2000, a 30.6 percent increase since 1990 with more than 1 million people moving to Colorado in the past decade, an average of 276 new residents every day for the past decade.
  • Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, hay.

Colorado state flagColorado state flag

The Colorado state flag consists of three alternate stripes of equal width and at right angles to the staff, the two outer stripes to be blue of the same color as in the blue field of the national flag and the middle stripe to be white, the proportion of the flag being a width of two-thirds of its length. At a distance from the staff end of the flag of one fifth of the total length of the flag there is a circular red C, of the same color as the red in the national flag of the United States. The diameter of the letter is two-thirds of the width of the flag. The inner line of the opening of the letter C is three-fourths of the width of its body or bar, and the outer line of the opening is double the length of the inner line thereof. Completely filling the open space inside the letter C is a golden disk, attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined, with tassels, one of gold and one of silver. Flag adopted 1911.

  • Colorado Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquila caerules `Glauca'
  • Colorado Song: Where the Columbines Grow
  • Colorado Governor: Bill Owens (Republican)
  • Colorado's Largest Cities: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins, Arvada, Pueblo, Westminster, Boulder, Thornton
  • Origin of state's name: Taken from the Spanish for the "color red" and was applied to the Colorado River.
  • Colorado Population: 4,301,261
  • Colorado Topography: Eastern dry high plains; hilly to mountainous central plateau; western Rocky Mountains of high ranges alternating with broad valleys and deep narrow canyons.
  • Tree:  Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Highest Point in Colorado is Mt. Elbert; 14433 feet. "Climbing fourteener's" is a sport and an accomplishment!
  • Colorado's Nickname: The Centennial State
  • Colorado's State Motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)
  • Origin of State's Name was derived from the Spanish for the color red, which was applied to the Colorado River
  • Border States: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Land Area: 103,730 sq. mi.; the 8th largest state in the country

Colorado State Capital
Colorado State Capital

The Colorado state capital is located at 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado, 80203-1784, telephone #: (303)-866-2358.

Construction of the Colorado state capital started in July 6, 1886 and was Completed in 1908 when the dome was leafed with 24 karat gold and the electric bulb installed on top of it. The Colorado capital was built of Colorado white granite from the city of Granite CO. in a style replicating the nation's capitol.

The official elevation of Denver is measured outside the west entrance to the building, where the fifteenth step is engraved with the words "One Mile Above Sea Level."

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Famous People of Colorado

  • Ouray: Ute Indian chief Colorado Territory.
  • Kit Carson: Cowboy.
  • Buffalo Bill Cody:The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave is part of the Denver Colorado Mountain Parks system, a division of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City and County of Denver. 
  • Molly Brown: Survived the Titanic disaster taking command of her lifeboat, and assisted tending to the injured on the rescue vessel. Visit the Molly Brown House located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO. 80203 or call 303 832-4092 for times and reservations.
  • The Incomparable Molly Brown: Molly and her husband, J.J. Brown bought a three-story Denver Victorian style home at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue in Denver Colorado. They later purchased a summer home on Bear Creek in Lakewood Colorado. The summer home was approximately nine miles from their city home and was on 400 acres of land. Molly Brown was a survivor of the Titanic's sinking on Sunday, April 14, 1912.
  • Tim Alan: Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, is an american comedian, voice-over artist, and character actor perhaps best known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement and his roles in Disney films, such as the Santa clause and Toy Story. Allen is known for most of his roles being fathers.
  • Zachery Ty Bryan: Born  October 9, 1981 in Aurora Colorado. His big break came when he was 9 years old as was casted as 'Brad Taylor' on "Home Improvement" with Tim Alan, also from Denver Colorado.
  • M. Scott Carpenter: Born in Boulder, Colorado is pioneer of modern space exploration and he has the unique distinction of being the first human to penetrate both inner and outer space acquiring the dual title, astronaut/aquanaut.
  • Lon Chaney: Actor, born in Colorado Springs and known for "The Hunchback of Nortre Dame" and many other rolls.
  • William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey from Manassa, Colorado was a boxer who held the world heavyweight title between 1919 and 1926, is regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight champion of the world.
  • Ralph Edwards: Entertainer,was born in Merino, Colorado.
  • Douglas Fairbanks: Actor born in Denver Colorado 23 May 1883.
  • Eugene Fodor: Violinist, Turkey Creek Colorado.
  • Gene Fowler: Writer/auther.
  • Lawrence H. Gipson: Historian, Greeley Colorado.
  • Ruth Handler: Toy maker, Denver Colorado.
  • Erick Hawkins: Choreographer was one of the great figures of American dance.
  • Homer Lea: Born in Colorado, soldier and writer:  Homer Lea (1876 – November 1, 1912), was a general in the army of Sun Yat-sen and a writer of several books of geopolitics. Homer was a frail American hunchback, helped make China a republic and prophesied the apocalyptic convulsions of two world wars.
  • Ted Mack, T.V. host remembered for Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour. The program, a hit in the early days of television.
  • Robert J. Seiwald: Inventor, Fort Morgan Colorado: Joseph Burckhalter and Robert Seiwald invented the first practical and patented antibody labeling agent. What Burckhalter and Seiwald achieved was a practical and economic method of making synthesized fluorescein isothiocyanate or FITC. An antibody labeling agent, FITC is a dye used for diagnosing infectious disease that is now used widely for numerous infectious diseases, including AIDS, syphilis, leukemia, and lymphoma.

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