- The state's name, Colorado, is a Spanish word
meaning reddish colored. It was the name early
Spanish explorers gave to the Colorado River,
which originates in the state. When Colorado
became a territory in 1861, William Gilpin, the
first territorial governor, formally requested
that it be called by the old Spanish name.
- Colorado has 50 peaks over 14,000 ft. in elevation
- Denver is the capital city.
- Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the
cheeseburger. The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was
awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast, the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.
Ballast claimed to have come up with the idea while testing
- In the early 1950's, Denver architect Temple H. Buell, often
called the Father of the Mall, conceived of and built one of the
first shopping malls in the U.S.: the Cherry Creek Mall.
- Denver Colorado consumes less prune juice per capita than any other city in the United States.
- Former Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir - lived in Denver,
Colorado as a child.
- The first license plate on a car in the United States was
issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908
- In Fruita, Colorado, 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. Mike died from choking on a corn kernel