50 States in 50 Days: Colorado



One of Colorado's many Volkswagens
I snapped this beauty last week. Colorado, prounounced "ColoRADo" by residents joined the Union in 1875. The name means "red". It is the one of only states whose borders are defined by lines of longitude and lattitude. That's why it is a big quadrangle. It is bordered by Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Utah and New Mexico. One of its corners touches Arizona.
Colorado is known for it's beautiful scenery, especially the Rocky Mountains. Agriculture powers Colorado's economy. It produces corn, (of course), wheat, dairy products and hay. It is the countries largest producer of beef. Many Federal facilites are located in Colorado most noteably, NORAD. It is also a center for scientific research and development, mining and food processing. Colorado was the first state to grant women the right to vote, has the lowest obesity rate in the country and is a key battle ground for Gay marriage.
Famous Coloradans include: Bill Murray, Tim Allen, Jack Dempsey, "Goose" Gossage, Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S Thompson, Jello Biafra, Glenn Miller, Laurie Anderson, Gerald Ford, Karl Rove and Nicola Tesla.
We still need the states listed in Bold below, so keep your eyes peeled!
Nancy McDermott
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin,Wyoming

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