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|Entered the Union: August 1, 1876 (38)||Capital: Denver|
|Origin of Name: From the Spanish, “colored red” (a reference to the sediment-rich Colorado River)|
|State Nickname: The Centennial State. (Colorado was admitted to statehood during the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.)|
|State Motto: Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)|
|State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine||State Bird: Lark Bunting|
|State Animal: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep||State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce|
|State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout||State Gem: Aquamarine|
|State Insect: Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly||State Grass: Blue Grama Grass|
|State Song:“Where the Columbines Grow"||State Folk Dance: Square Dance|
|National Forests: 11 • National Parks: 11 • State Parks: 44|
|Famous for: World-Class Skiing, Rocky Mountain National Forest, Pike's Peak, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde Ancient Cliff Village, World's Highest Highway|
|Famous Coloradans: Scott Carpenter (astronaut), Jack Dempsey (boxer), Gene Fowler (writer), Eugene Foder (violinist), Ouray (Ute Indian Chief), Tim Allen, Lon Chaney, Douglas Fairbanks (actors), Jaye P. Morgan (singer), Lowell Thomas (commentator), Dr. James Dobson (Focus on the Family), Paul Whiteman (jazz conductor)|
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