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Interesting Colorado Facts

United States Air Force Academy is in Colorado Springs.  Grand Mesa is the world’s largest flat-top mountain.
 The cheeseburger was invented in Denver. The federal government of the United States owns 1/3 of the land

 in Colorado.  It has 222 state wildlife areas.  The longest continuous street in America is Colfax Avenue in    

    Denver.  Katherine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” after seeing the views from Pikes Peak.  The “Pinto

 Bean” capital of the world is in Dove Creek.  Largest Cities: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood,     
and Fort Collins-Border States: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.      

Capital City: Denver-Statehood: August 1, 1876 (38th)-Population: 4,159,000 Nickname: Centennial State-
  Motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing without Providence) Origin of State Name: Fr
om the Spanish for the color red,
which was applied to the Colorado River. Counties: 63-Largest Cities: Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora,       
      Lakewood, Fort Collins-Border States: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming-Land
 Area: 103,598 sq. mi.; 8th largest-Highest Point: Mt. Elbert, 14,433 ft-Lowest Point: Arkansas River, 3,350   
   ft-State Bird: Lark Bunting-State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine (aquilegia caerules)-State Tree: Colorado
Blue Spruce (picea pungens)
State Song: Where the Columbines Grow.
State Web Site:
www.state.co.us

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