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State Name and Nickname

Added by Greg Vogl on 02/13/2015 - 09:41, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 06:51
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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