Celebrate Colorado Day, August 1

Did you know that Colorado turns 141 tomorrow? On August 1, 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation granting Colorado statehood. We’re the Centennial State! To celebrate, on Monday, August 7, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is giving free admission to all state parks. Here is a link to help you decide where to go.

If you like reading about Colorado’s history, try these books:

Colorado Vanguards: historic trailblazers and their local legacies by Phyllis J. Perry

A Wild West History of Frontier Colorado:pioneers, gunslingers, and cattle kings on the eastern plains by Jolie Anderson Gallagher

Keepin’ the Peace: early day justice on Colorado’s western slope by Judy Buffington Sammons

A Colorado History by Carl Ubbelohlde

The New Eldorado: the story of Colorado’s gold and silver rushes by Phyllis F. Dorset

 

 

 

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