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Colorado Fun Facts

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Want to impress the kids with your knowledge of Colorado? Here are some fun facts to get you started.

State Flower:
Columbine
State Bird:
Lark Bunting
State Fossil:
Stegosaurus
State Animal:
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
State Amphibian:
Western Tiger Salamander
State Song:
Colorado’s first state song is “Where the Columbines Grow,” however John Denver’s iconic “Rocky Mountain High” was officially recognized as our second state song in March 2007.
What does Colorado mean?
Colorado is of Spanish origin, meaning “colored red”
Governor:
Jared Polis
Stand at a Mile High:
The 13th step on the west side of the Colorado State Capitol is exactly one mile (5280 feet) above sea level.
National Historic Landmark:
Bear Mountain at Denver Zoo was built in 1918 and was the first naturalistic habitat of its kind in North America.
Sports Teams and Mascots:

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