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INTERESTING COLORADO FACTS

Statehood: August 1, 1876
Origin of Name: The State of Colorado gets its name from the Colorado River which flows through red canyons. "Colorado" means the color red in Spanish.
Nickname: Centennial State
Capital: Denver
Motto: Nothing Without Providence
State Bird: Lark Bunting
State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
State Animal: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce
State Fossil: Stegosaurus
State's Highest Elevation:Mount Elbert which is 14,433 feet above sea level


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