Facts you probably never knew about Colorado

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Real Estate Agent with Rocky Mountain Realty #EA40039680

In Fruita, the town folk celebrate 'Mike the Headless Chicken Day'. Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head.

The highest paved road in North America is the Road to Mt. Evans off of I-70 from Idaho Springs. The Road climbs up to 14,258 Ft. above sea level.

Colorado means "colored red" and is known as the "Centennial State."
Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet.

The United States federal government owns more than 1/3 of the land in Colorado.

Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States at 10,430 feet elevation. Because there was lots of "silver" named towns at the time, the founding fathers suggested Leadville.

Pueblo is the only city in America with four living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Every year Denver host the worlds largest Rodeo, the Western Stock show

Denver has the largest city park system in the nation with 205 parks in City limits and 20,000 Acres of parks in the nearby mountains.

At 14,110 feet above sea level over 400,000 people ascend Pikes Peak each year.

The highest suspension bridge in the world is over the Royal Gorge near Canon City. The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 feet.

There are nearly 20 rivers whose headwaters begin in Colorado, with the Continental Divide directing each river's course.

John Henry "Doc" Holliday's brief and tumultuous existence led him to Glenwood Springs where he succumbed to tuberculosis and died at the Hotel Glenwood on November 8, 1887.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristal Kraft
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Leadville has the country's highest golf course.
Nov 19, 2006 02:27 PM #1
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Dena Stevens Coriz
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
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You are correct, it messes with peoples swing and minds.

Nov 19, 2006 02:29 PM #2
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Steve Hewson
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Good information on a great state.  Question for you.  How many days of sunshine are there each year in Denver?  Wait...don't tell us.  Everyone will want to come here.  Most think it snows most days of the year. Let's keep that a secret between us.
Nov 19, 2006 03:36 PM #3
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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Ahhh Steve- if the world only knew the truth!

Nov 19, 2006 11:39 PM #4
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Hmmm, I was there in October one year and it was definitely snowing!!!! 

I am curious though as to why the Federal Govt. owns such a large amount....Makes me think there are caves in them thar mountains!!!

Nov 20, 2006 09:57 AM #5
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Dena Stevens Coriz
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The 'caves' do exist. Cheyene Mountain post  ( in a hole in the mountain)watches the skys for all of us. Add in numberous military posts, and Federally protected land, the Army Depot. It adds up.

Come back for a visit I bet I could get Kristal and Mariana to help show you around.

Nov 20, 2006 10:08 AM #6
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