Today, August First, my great Centennial State of Colorado marks its 135th birthday. On this date in 1876, the territory between the 37th and 41st parallels and 102° and 109° West was designated the 38th of the United States of America.
Ours is a beautiful and bountiful state with the vast prairies in the east, the majestic Rocky Mountains separating the continent, and awe-inspiring vistas on our Western Slope. Colorado is home to 53 of the 88 US mountains over 14,000 feet—its most famous, Pike’s Peak being the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful”.
Colorado is home to exquisite wildlife, endless outdoor activities, and—if I may say so myself—some of the best people you’ll ever meet. If you’re looking for a getaway from the record heat and general misery of the East Coast this summer, or if you’ve had enough of earthquakes and sharks out West, you’re invited: Come out to Colorado and see what we have to offer!
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)