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20 Facts About Colorado

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Here are some interesting facts about Colorado.

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Colorado is known as the Centennial State Report Abuse
The state became a part of the United States in 1876, 100 years after the United States became a country.
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Colorado borders Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. This region is known as the Four Corners. Report Abuse
These states are the only states where the corners of fours states meet.
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The cheeseburger was invented in Colorado. Report Abuse
Louis Ballast of Denver, Colorado invented the cheeseburger in 1935.
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The United States Air Force Academy is based in Colorado. Report Abuse
Colorado Springs to be exact.
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Colorado is the only state to reject hosting the Olympics. Report Abuse
It was the 1976 Olympics. Voters decided that the costs would have been too high for their city.
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Colorado has more mountain peaks than any other state in the United States. Report Abuse
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Colorado has the tallest sand dunes in America. Report Abuse
They are located in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
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Colorado is home to the first female postmaster. Report Abuse
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Colorado has the highest suspension bridge in the world (1,053 feet). Report Abuse
The bridge is over the Royal Gorge.
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The stone for the Lincoln Memorial came from Marble, Colorado. Report Abuse
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Colorado is home to melon capital of the world, Rocky Ford. Report Abuse
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Each year, the town of Loveland, Colorado re-mails Valentine cards it receives. Report Abuse
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People in Fruita, Colorado celebrate Mike the Headless Chicken Day in honor of a chicken who lived for four years after his owner cut his head off. Report Abuse
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Colorado has the most land of any other US state with an altitude above 10,000 feet. Report Abuse
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Colorado has one of the longest continuous streets in the world, Colfax Avenue. Report Abuse
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Dove Creek is the "Pinto Bean" capital of the World. Report Abuse
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The Rocky Mountains are in Colorado Report Abuse
They run through the state, from north to south.
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The first car to receive a license plate was located in Denver in 1908. Report Abuse
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Colorado is a Spanish word and means the color red. Report Abuse
The name refers to the color of the mud in the Colorado River.
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The world's largest flat-top mountain is located in Colorado. Report Abuse
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