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Colorado Trivia

  • In 1976, Colorado became the only state in history to turn down the Olympics.
  • One third of Colorado is owned by the United States federal government.
  • “America the Beautiful” was written by Katherine Lee Bates after she was inspired by the view from Pikes Peak.
  • The cheeseburger was invented in Denver by Louis Ballast.
  • The world’s first rodeo was held in Deer Trail in 1869.
  • The world’s largest rodeo, the Western Stock show,  is held annually in Denver.
  • Colorado has the highest mean altitude of all the states.
  • Per capita, Colorado has more microbreweries that any other state.
  • The four corners area, where Colorado borders Arizona, New Mexico  and Utah, is the only place in America where the corners of four states  meet.
  • The geographic center of Colorado is 30 miles northwest of Pikes Peak.
  • Colorado License Plates, past & present

Famous Coloradans

  • M. Scott Carpenter, astronaut, Boulder
  • Clive Custer, Author
  • Judy Collins, Musician
  •  Jack Dempsey, boxer, Manassa
  •  John Denver, Musician
  •  Ralph Edwards, Entertainer
  •  Douglas Fairbanks, Silent Screen Actor
  •  Allen Ginsberg, Beat Poet
  •  Horace Greeley, Editor
  •  Ted Mack, TV Host