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  Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colorado is best known as the home of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which dominate the western half of the state; eastern Colorado is largely high plains.
The Colorado Territory was organized as a United States territory on February 28, 1861 and Colorado attained statehood in 1876 (earning it the moniker the "Centennial State").
Colorado is considered a very independent state politically, with 17 of the governors Democrat and 12 of them Republican in the last 100 years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colorado   (1816 words)

  
 Colorado Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The territory was organized in the wake of the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush, which had brought the first large concentration of white settlement to the region.
The territory was organized out of lands in the Rockies on both sides of the continental divide and incorporating the area of the Pikes Peak gold rush that had begun two years previously.
Despite the retreat of the Confederate, the territorial regiments found themselves in the midst of action on the Eastern Plains during the Colorado War of 1864, a component of the Indian Wars led by Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Kiowa bands that sought to expel settlers and turn back the encroachment on their hunting grounds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colorado_Territory   (1510 words)

  
 Putting Together Colorado Territory Postal History
Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876 with the same boundaries as Colorado Territory which had preceded it.
Colorado Territory had in turn been formed on February 28, 1861 from portions of four different territories (Kansas, Utah, Nebraska and New Mexico) as shown on the map to the right.
The purpose of this exhibit is to trace the development of mail handling services in Colorado from the earliest period, while still part of the Unorganized Territory, through the period of the Four Territories, and continuing through the early Colorado Territory period.
coloradoterritory.org   (164 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
COLORADO, one of the Mountain states of the U.S., bounded on the N by Wyoming and Nebraska, on the E by Nebraska and Kansas, on the S by Oklahoma and New Mexico, and on the W by Utah.
Colorado has a tradition of high academic standards and public support of the arts, as evidenced by the number and quality of the educational and cultural institutions in the state.
Among Colorado’s prominent museums are the Denver Art Museum (1893), the Denver Museum of Natural History (1900), the museum of the Historical Society of Colorado, and the Colorado Heritage Center, all of which are in Denver.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/states/colorado.html   (3684 words)

  
 colorado territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The territory was organized by Act of Congress on February 28, 1861, out of lands previously part of the Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico territories.
The name "Colorado" had been previously suggested in 1850 by Senator Henry S. Foote as a name for a state to have been created out of present-day California south of 36° 30?.
The territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Colorado on August 1, 1876.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /colorado_territory.html   (198 words)

  
 Colorado - USA State World History of India, Colorado - USA State, Colorado, Mountain states, landlocked, rectangular ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Colorado, one of the Mountain states of the United States, is a landlocked, rectangular territory.
Colorado has a semiarid continental climate that is strongly influenced by the terrain, with marked zonation in the mountains.
Colorado has five distinct life zones, which are associated with climate and topography and provide habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.
www.4to40.com /4to40.com_non_ssl/earth/history/index.asp?article=earth_history_colorado   (1894 words)

  
 Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) Division of Information Technologies (DoIT)
The circular Seal of the State of Colorado is an adaptation of the Territorial Seal which was adopted by the First Territorial Assembly on November 6, 1861.
The Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens, was adopted as the official state tree on March 7, 1939, by a resolution of the General Assembly.
Colorado school children voted on Arbor Day in 1892 to name the blue spruce as the state tree, however it was not until 1939 that the Colorado Blue Spruce was officially designated.
www.colorado.gov /dpa/doit/archives/history/symbemb.htm   (3093 words)

  
 The US50 - A guide to the fifty states
Colorado's first inhabitants were probably the Anasazi Indians who, four centuries before Columbus, lived in multi-story cliff dwellings in canyons in the southwestern corner of Colorado.
The population of Colorado in 1861 was 21,000.
Colorado was called the "Centennial State" in honor of the one-hundredth year of the Declaration of Independence.
www.theus50.com /colorado/history.shtml   (1143 words)

  
 Colorado Government State Capital Denver Governor Bill Owens Colorado State Motto
It's estimated that this discovery led to the migration of around 50,000 people to Colorado between 1858 and 1859 represented by the slogan, "Pikes Peak or Bust!" The United States Congress passed a bill to create the Colorado Territory in 1861.
Territorial Governor William Gilpin entrusted the design of the new seal to the Secretary of the Territory, L. Weld instructing Weld to return to him with a rough draft.
Colorado's legislative body is known as the General Assembly and consists of a 65-member House of Representatives and a 35-member Senate.
www.netstate.com /states/government/co_government.htm   (1947 words)

  
 Kansas Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kansas Territory was a historic organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30 1854 to January 29 1861.
Kansas Territory was established by the significant Kansas-Nebraska Act.
The original borders of the territory were the Missouri border to the summit of the Rocky Mountain range; the southern boundary was the parallel the northern was the 40th parallel.
www.freeglossary.com /Kansas_Territory   (370 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
There are also the University of Denver (Methodist), Colorado College at Colorado Springs (secular), the Jesuit College of the Sacred Heart, and the Loretto Heights Academy at Denver.
Colorado was organized as a Territory in 1861, and admitted as a State in 1876, with a constitution formed in that year.
Colorado coming in as an organized territory just as the Civil War broke out, the question of loyalty or secession agitated the population, but the Union men were in overwhelming majority.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04129a.htm   (2056 words)

  
 Welcome to KEY Magazine Colorado
In 1861 Congress formed the Colorado Territory and with the arrival of the Rail Road in 1870, the area's future was secure.
Colorado entered the Union as the Centennial State on August 1, 1876 with Denver as the Capitol.
Colorado is such a special and beautiful place, from its bustling modern cities to the open plains, to the highest peaks, with something of interest to everyone.
keycolorado.com   (405 words)

  
 Today in History: August 1
Among the early inhabitants of the land encompassed by Colorado were the Anasazi cliff dwellers.
Their territory was explored by the Spanish who, after Napoleon's conquest of Spain, turned over its title to the French.
Colorado is also known for the richness of its agricultural production, and its physical diversity and beauty.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/aug01.html   (761 words)

  
 Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) Division of Information Technologies (DoIT)
The population of the Colorado Territory is 25,371.
Colorado College is founded at Colorado Springs; territorial legislature appropriates $15,00 for University of Colorado at Boulder, on condition that equal sum is raised by that city.
Colorado is second state in the nation to extend suffrage to women, following the precedent set by Wyoming.
www.colorado.gov /dpa/doit/archives/history/histchron.htm   (3377 words)

  
 3rd Colorado Infantry  Military Civil War Information
The 3rd Colorado Infantry was raised by "General" William Larimer, one of the founders of Denver, in the fall of 1862.
The 2nd Colorado was attached to the Union force raised to repel the invasion, and took part in the battles of the Little Blue, Westport, Marias des Cygnes, and Mine Creek in October, 1864.
The 2nd Colorado Cavalry was moved to Fort Leavenworth (Kansas) in December, 1864, where Colonel Ford, with the brevet rank of Brigadier General, commanded the military District of the Upper Arkansas.
home.att.net /~Pendroy/3rdcolo.html   (696 words)

  
 Colorado Army National Guard
The mission of the Colorado Army National Guard is to, at the federal level, provide combat ready citizen soldiers, leaders and units in support of the National Security Strategy, and to, at the state level, provide citizen soldiers, leaders and units to serve and protect Colorado citizens during natural disasters and civil emergencies.
Two years later, the Colorado Militia was called to duty in the fall of 1864 to protect against the impending danger created by hostile Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians threatening settlers in the Colorado Territory.
The Colorado Guard was activated as the State Militia for the protection of public rights, safety, and property during the coal miner strike years between 1889 and 1922.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/arng-co.htm   (865 words)

  
 Colorado State Symbols Facts Flag Outline Maps Geography News Capital City
Her mountain scenery is some of the most beautiful and dramatic in the United States and Colorado is a center for vacationers taking advantage of the pleasant summer climate and the ample supplies of powdered snow in the winter.
Brown, socialite wife of a Colorado mining tycoon was immortalized in the Broadway Musical, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" so called after she survived the sinking of the ocean liner "Titanic".
The Centennial State: Colorado is nicknamed the Centennial State because it entered the union in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/co_intro.htm   (623 words)

  
 Colorado Territory - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The territory was organized by Act of Congress on February_28, 1861, out of lands previously part of the Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico territories.
The name "Colorado" had been previously suggested in 1850 by Senator Henry_S._Foote as a name for a state to have been created out of present-day California south of 36° 30?.
The territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Colorado on August_1, 1876.
www.indexsuche.com /Colorado_Territory.html   (165 words)

  
 Colorado Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Its boundaries were identical to the State of Colorado.
The name "Colorado" had been previously suggested 1850 by Senator Henry S. Foote as a name for a state have been created out of present-day California of 36° 30?.
Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866
www.freeglossary.com /Colorado_Territory   (426 words)

  
 Colorado
In the new territory, Colorado City was second only to Denver in population; and Colorado City became the capitol of Colorado Territory...
During the decade after Colorado City was founded, the name "Colorado Springs" began to be used to refer to the area around Colorado City which included the mineral springs west of town.
The bottom line, then, seems to be that both the state of Colorado and the city of Colorado Springs derive their names from our local red rocks, Red Rock Canyon and the Garden of the Gods.
www.redrockcanyonopenspace.org /page13aa.html   (459 words)

  
 The COGenWeb Project Home page
Colorado was the 38th state to join the Union.
The territory of Jefferson was voted by the residents in 1859 but was never recognized by congress.
The center of the state is approximately 1,500 miles west of the Eastern coast of the United States, 800 miles east of the Western coast, 650 miles south of the northern border with Canada and 475 miles north of the southern border with Mexico.
www.rootsweb.com /~cogenweb/comain.htm   (435 words)

  
 Golden History
Colorado's first railroad company, the Colorado Central and Pacific Railroad, was incorporated in 1865 but the first train did not operate until late in 1870.
In 1876, Colorado was admitted to the Union as the 38
Colorado School of Mines, which offers degrees in science and engineering, is operating at capacity enrollment with students from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
www.mines.edu /Beyond_csm/region_info/golden/history.html   (926 words)

  
 Colorado Territory Collectible by: Movie Posters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The collectible Colorado Territory is a gift that will leave a lasting impression on the receiver, or a great addition to your personal Movie Posters collectibles collection.
Colorado Territory is only one of many popular collectibles from Movie Posters, (1949) Fast-moving western about an outlaw on the lam.
Colorado Territory is a thoughtful gift that will be appreciated by anyone who likes collectibles.
www.click4malls.com /collectibles/movie-posters/colorado-territory.html   (152 words)

  
 Uncharted Territory For Colorado With Mail Ballots
Thankfully, the measure was soundly defeated by Colorado voters.
Like Colorado today, Oregon already had an incredibly lenient absentee ballot program before full-blown mail ballots were adopted.
Indeed, Colorado's absentee system is so relaxed (with no signature checking, for example) and extends the election cycle so far back that it cries out for reform.
www.ejfi.org /Voting/Voting-56.htm   (615 words)

  
 Territory Days Visitor General Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
...to commemorate Old Colorado City as the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861.
It seemed fitting that the first festival in 1976 was the same year as Colorado's centennial and America's bicentennial celebrations.
Territory Days has grown from a small neighborhood craft fair into a three-day street festival which now hosts over 150 craft, commercial and food booths.
www.jerrysings.com /territory/visitorgi.htm   (173 words)

  
 Colorado College Tutt Library: Special Collections
Professor Harvey Carter of the Colorado College History Department presented the Sand Creek Papers to CC in 1964.
The Sand Creek Massacre was undertaken by citizen and military troops from the Colorado Territory.
The dominance of the Cheyennes and Arapahos to the land east of the mountains was broken.
www.coloradocollege.edu /LIBRARY/SpecialCollections/Manuscript/SandCreek.html   (838 words)

  
 Colorado County Evolution, Pictorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The following maps trace Colorado from just before the Colorado Territory was created through today, showing the evolution of the county borders.
Colorado Territory was established by Congress on February 28, 1861.
Colorado was admitted as the 38th state of the Union on August 1, 1876.
www.stanwyck.com /cogenweb/cocounties.html   (391 words)

  
 Cover: Colorado Territory, the system of parks. / Ebert, Frederick J. ; Gilpin, William, 1822-1894 ; Monk, Jacob / 1865
Wheat: "the first 'indigenous' (Colorado) map of importance...a truly imposing map, a credit to all who had a hand in it..." Rare.
The 1st edition was published in 1862 with a different title (Map of the Colorado Territory, Embracing the Central Gold Region...) and coloring (it does not emphasize the system of parks) but the same topography and political delineation.
Streeter mentions that the 1862 edition was the first separate map of Colorado and that it also appeared on a smaller scale (18 miles/inch) as an inset in the huge Pratt and Buell "Map of the Gold Regions in...Colorado Territory" of 1862.
www.davidrumsey.com /maps2125.html   (608 words)

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