Colorado was the 38th state to join the union. It became a state on August 1, 1876.
Capital - Denver
Abbreviation - CO
Nickname - Centennial State, Colorful Colorado
Motto - Nil sine Numine - Nothing without Providence
Song - Where the Columbines Grow
Bird - Lark Bunting
Flower - Rocky Mountain Columbine
Insect - Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
Area - approximately 104,100 square miles
Websites for studying about Colorado
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Colorado
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Colorado
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Colorado resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Colorado
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Colorado
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Colorado.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
During its life, however, the railroad was Morrison's lifeblood. It carried building stone and other products of Morrison's quarries into Denver, brought tourists to the town and to nearby Red Rocks Park, and made Morrison a supply center for growing communities in the canyons and mountains to the west, as well as to the ranches east along the Bear Creek Valley.
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From Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado's family guide from Colorado Resort NetKids Activities, Education Guide, and Parent Resources.
History - Past and Present People
Colorado Virtual Field Trips
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics