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Awakenings: Colorado: Land That Captivates the Imagination

on August 1, 2014

This Day in History: August 1, 1876

Colorado, the Centennial State, Colorful Colorado

“Passing through your wonderful mountains and canyons I realize that this state is going to be more and more the playground for the whole republic… You will see this the real Switzerland of America.”
~Theodore Roosevelt

On August 1, 1876 (28 days after the Centennial of the United States), U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state and earning it the moniker “Centennial State”.


Colorado acquired the official nickname ‘The Centennial State’ because it entered the union in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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One response to “Awakenings: Colorado: Land That Captivates the Imagination

  1. Raani York says:

    So beautiful!! And I’ve been there! 🙂

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