Did you know...
- The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is the state’s official animal?
- There are 25 national historic landmarks in Colorado.
- At 14,439 feet, Mt. Elbert is the highest point in the state. The best place to get your Rocky Mountain High.
- The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Colorado’s population is just over 5.5 million. This compares to Indiana at 6.7 million, Kentucky at 4.5 million and Illinois at 12.8 million.
- Colorado is known as the Centennial State because it became a state in 1876, 100 years after the US became a nation.
- '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.
- Colorado means 'colored red'.
- Colorado's southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah - the only place in America where the corners of four states meet.
- There are nearly 20 rivers whose headwaters begin in Colorado, with the Continental Divide directing each river's course.
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