All posts in CO History & Heritage

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    Marble, Colorado
    October 1, 2012, Comments Off on Marble, Colorado

    Marble, Colorado, is a very tiny town, population around 130 souls. But is does have one key feature that visitors will enjoy … the marble mine. The clean white marble […]

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    Colorado State Song
    September 11, 2012, Comments Off on Colorado State Song

    “Where the Columbines Grow” was adopted as the official state song on May 8, 1915, by an act of the Colorado General Assembly. It was written by Dr. A.J. Fynn, […]

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    Colorado Historical Fun Facts
    August 3, 2012, Comments Off on Colorado Historical Fun Facts

    Colorful Colorado lives up to its name. It is the state with the most mountain peaks topping 14,000 feet. Its terrain varies from mountains tops where the snow never melts, […]

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    Colorado State Bird
    March 2, 2012, Comments Off on Colorado State Bird

    Adopted as the official state bird of Colorado on April 29, 1931, the Lark Bunting is actually a migratory bird. Flocks arrive in April and inhabit the plains regions and […]

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    Underground Colorado: The Ogallala Aquifer
    July 25, 2011, Comments Off on Underground Colorado: The Ogallala Aquifer

    With the enormous snow melt from the Rocky Mountains, you would think large lakes would abound in Colorado. Oddly enough, the largest natural lake is less than a mile across. […]

  • Columbine - The Colorado State Flower
    State Flower of Colorado
    January 20, 2010, 1 Comment

    The white and lavender Columbine, Aquilegia caerulea, more commonly known as the Rocky Mountain Columbine, was voted the state flower by the school children of Colorado in 1881. Of the […]

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