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Awakenings: Colorado: Land That Captivates the Imagination

on August 1, 2014

This Day in History: August 1, 1876

Colorado, the Centennial State, Colorful Colorado

“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.”
~Theodore Roosevelt

On August 1, 1876 (28 days after the Centennial of the United States), U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state and earning it the moniker “Centennial State”.

Source: awakenings2012.blogspot.com

Colorado acquired the official nickname ‘The Centennial State’ because it entered the union in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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One response to “Awakenings: Colorado: Land That Captivates the Imagination

  1. Raani York says:

    So beautiful!! And I’ve been there! 🙂

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