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