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History of Colorado, USA

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"Passing through your wonderful mountains and canyons, I realize that this state is going to be more and more the playground for the whole republic...You will see this the real Switzerland of America." President Theodore Roosevelt

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters choose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the State Of Colorado, and the City of Denver.

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  • 1858 - Colorado's first and oldest military post, Fort Garland was established in 1858 and commanded by the legendary frontiersman Kit Carson.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ colorado.html

  • 1859 - John Gregory discovered "The Gregory Lode" in a gulch near Central City, Colorado.
    Within two weeks, the gold rush was on and within two months the population grew to 10,000 people in search of their fortune. It came to be known as...Read MORE...


  • 1862 - First oil well drilled (Colorado)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm

  • 1869 - Colorado - The World's First Rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ colorado.html

  • 1876 - Colorado became the 38th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm

  •  Colorado, USA
    Hausman's Blue Pills
    A Stimulant Diuretic
    Trinidad, Colorado

    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
    Advertisement
  • 1891 - June 21 – First long-distance transmission of alternating current by the Ames power plant near Telluride, Colorado, by Lucien and Paul Nunn.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 21, 1891

  • 1895 - Colorado
    Colorado, kol-o-rah'do £ ko-lo-rà'do), a W. central state of the American Union, traversed by the Rocky Mountains. It is bounded N. by Wyoming and...Read MORE...


  •  Colorado, USA
    Cripple Creek, Colorado
    Postcard
  •  Colorado, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  •  Colorado, USA
    Greeley, Weld, Colorado, USA
    Gunter Hall, State Teachers College Gymnasium
    Postcard
  •  Colorado, USA
    Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, USA
    Farmers National Bank
    Postcard
  • 1905 - Colorado had three governors in one day due to a political squabble

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm

  • 1906 - United States Mint in Denver issued its first coins.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm

  •  Colorado, USA
    Main Street, Longmont, Colorado
    Postcard
  • 1913 - The "Big Snow of 1913" covered Colorado with 3 - 5 feet; licensing of automobiles began; Helen Robinson was first elected woman to serve in state Senate

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm

  • News 1914 - April 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Colorado Coalfield War (1913–14)): The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 20, 1914

  • News 1924 - August 10 - Colorado's deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman.
    Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.
    The Weather Channel
    August 10, 1924

  • News 1935 - March 12-25 - Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado between the 12th and the 25th of the month.
    Six people died, and many livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground. Schools were closed, and many rural homes were ...Read MORE...


  • News 1942 - YOUNG ARVADA GIRL IS KILLED.
    Denver, Sept. 7. - A frightened horse bolted into the side of a moving tramway car today, killing the 15 year old rider, JANET LaMOURE of...Read MORE...


  • February 1, 1951 - The temperature at Taylor Park Dam plunged to 60 degrees below zero, a record for the state of Colorado.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1958 - Colorado suffered from grasshopper plague

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm

  •  Colorado, USA
    Aspen, Colorado ski ad
    Advertisement
  • 1976 - A cloudburst on the Big Thompson River resulted in a massive flood in Larimer County, killing more than 145 people

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm



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Hausman's Blue Pills
A Stimulant Diuretic
Trinidad, Colorado

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Advertisement



Colorado, USA
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Greeley, Weld, Colorado, USA
Gunter Hall, State Teachers College Gymnasium
Postcard

Colorado, USA
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Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Farmers National Bank
Postcard

Colorado, USA
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Cripple Creek, Colorado
Postcard

Colorado, USA
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

Colorado, USA
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Main Street, Longmont, Colorado
Postcard

Colorado, USA
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Aspen, Colorado ski ad
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  • 1858 - Colorado's first and oldest military post, Fort Garland was established in 1858 and commanded by the legendary frontiersman Kit Carson.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ colorado.html
  • 1859 - John Gregory discovered "The Gregory Lode" in a gulch near Central City, Colorado.
    Within two weeks, the gold rush was on and within two months the population grew to 10,000 people in search of their fortune. It came to be known as... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - First oil well drilled (Colorado)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm
  • 1869 - Colorado - The World's First Rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ colorado.html
  • 1876 - Colorado became the 38th state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm
  • 1891 - June 21 – First long-distance transmission of alternating current by the Ames power plant near Telluride, Colorado, by Lucien and Paul Nunn.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 21, 1891
  • 1895 - Colorado
    Colorado, kol-o-rah'do £ ko-lo-rà'do), a W. central state of the American Union, traversed by the Rocky Mountains. It is bounded N. by Wyoming and... Read MORE...

  • 1905 - Colorado had three governors in one day due to a political squabble

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm
  • 1906 - United States Mint in Denver issued its first coins.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm
  • 1913 - The "Big Snow of 1913" covered Colorado with 3 - 5 feet; licensing of automobiles began; Helen Robinson was first elected woman to serve in state Senate

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm
  • News  1914 - April 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Colorado Coalfield War (1913–14)): The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 20, 1914
  • News  1924 - August 10 - Colorado's deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman.
    Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.
    The Weather Channel
    August 10, 1924
  • News  1935 - March 12-25 - Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado between the 12th and the 25th of the month.
    Six people died, and many livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground. Schools were closed, and many rural homes were ... Read MORE...

  • News  1942 - YOUNG ARVADA GIRL IS KILLED.
    Denver, Sept. 7. - A frightened horse bolted into the side of a moving tramway car today, killing the 15 year old rider, JANET LaMOURE of... Read MORE...

  • February 1, 1951 - The temperature at Taylor Park Dam plunged to 60 degrees below zero, a record for the state of Colorado.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1958 - Colorado suffered from grasshopper plague

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm
  • 1976 - A cloudburst on the Big Thompson River resulted in a massive flood in Larimer County, killing more than 145 people

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ cotimeln.htm

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