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Colorado River

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Added by Greg Vogl on 08/01/2014 - 09:38, last changed on 04/06/2017 - 10:37
The Colorado is the premier river of the American Southwest. Rising in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, this river and its tributaries provide water and hydroelectric power for nearly 35 million people in the United States and Mexico, as well as habitat for several fish species found only in...

State Name and Nickname

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Added by Greg Vogl on 02/13/2015 - 09:41, last changed on 04/22/2017 - 13:29
The name of our state, Colorado, has its origin in the Spanish language, as the word for "colored red.” This was the name chosen for Colorado as a Territory in 1861 by Congress. Colorado has been nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state in the year 1876, 100 years after the...
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