I was born and raised in the state of Colorado, and in my opinion, it’s the greatest state in the USA. There’s so much history, culture, beautiful sights to see, and great people in the state of Colorado. Here are some facts on my wonderful home state.
- Colorado means “colored red” which comes from Spanish.
- This state is also known as the “Centennial State”. It’s called the Centennial State because Colorado became a state during the hundred-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1876. It became the 38th state in the United States.
- Colorado is home to 222 state wildlife areas.
- This state is the proud home of the Denver Broncos. United in Orange!
- The southwest corner of this state borders with Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. This is known as the Four Corners and is the only place in the United States where this occurs.
- The U.S. federal government owns 1/3 of the land in the Centennial State.
- The state motto is “Nil sine Numine” which means Nothing Without Providence.
- Famous actor Tim Allen was born in Denver.
- People from this colorful state are called Coloradans and also Coloradoans.
- The state flower is the Rocky Mountain Columbine, the state animal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, the state fish is the Greenback Cutthroat Trout, the state bird is a lark bunting, the state tree is a Colorado Blue Spruce, and the state insect is the Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly.
So whether or not this information is new, now you know a few things about the colorful state of Colorado. If you haven’t been to Colorado, I highly recommend it. The snow is great for skiing and snowboarding, hiking is spectacular in the Rocky Mountains, and there are tons of fun and exciting places to visit like Mesa Verde, the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, the world’s deepest hot springs down in Pagosa Springs, Garden of the Gods, and so many more. I hope you come check out the colorful, wonderful state of Colorado.