Colorado

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Origin of the name, Colorado

From the Spanish “red” or “ruddy.” The name was first applied to the Colorado River, which was apparently carrying reddish silt. The name was chosen for the future state by William Gilpin, the first territorial governor.

State Symbols 

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Colorado Links

Canyon of the Ancients
Anasazi Heritage Center
Colorado's National Forests
Colorado's National Parks
Ghost Towns
Dinosaur Tracks
State of Colorado
Water Resources
State Parks

 

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Kim and Don Greene, Authors; publication date October 1, 2001