Download e-book for iPad: 50 Quick Facts about Colorado by Wayne Wheelwright

By Wayne Wheelwright

ISBN-10: 1783332778

ISBN-13: 9781783332779

This booklet is a part of a chain of fifty fast evidence approximately all the us of a. This booklet covers the country of Colorado. evidence concerning the significant towns, the historical past of the nation, recognized humans associated with Colorado and plenty of extra topics. This e-book comprises all you are going to ever want to know concerning the Centennial nation.

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The state of Colorado is split into 64 counties. Since the state has no secondary civil subdivisions like townships, counties are important units of government. Listed in alphabetical order the counties of Colorado are Adams County, Alamosa County, Arapahoe County, Archuleta County, Baca County, Bent County, Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, Chaffee County, Cheyenne County, Clear Creek County, Conejos County, Costilla County, Crowley County, Custer County, Delta County, City and County of Denver, Dolores County, Douglas County, Eagle County, Elbert County, El Paso County, Fremont County, Garfield County, Gilpin County, Grand County, Gunnison County, Hinsdale County, Huerfano County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Kiowa County, Kit Carson County, Lake County, La Plata County, larimer County, Las Animas County, Lincoln County, Logan County, Mesa County, Mineral County, Moffat County, Montezuma County, Montrose County, Morgan County, Otero County, Ouray County, Park County, Phillips County, Pitkin County, Prowers County, Pueblo County, Rio Blanco County, Rio Grande County, Routt County, Saguache County, San Juan County, San Miguel County, Sedgewick County, Summit County, Teller County, Washington County, Weld County and Yuma County.

Soon after the first of the settlers in Colorado arrived, coal mining began. The early days led to violent confrontations between miners and the owners regarding low wages, long working hours and the dangerous working conditions. Coal miners were also expected to pay for the safety work like timbering the mines. During the coal mining days due to the inherent danger of coal mining Colorado had one of the highest mortality rates in the entire country. In 1927 in the town of Serene in Colorado a fight between Colorado state police and a group of striking coal miners led to the unarmed miners being attacked with machine guns.

Garden of the Gods is a public park in Colorado Springs. Archaelogical evidence shows that the Garden of the Gods had visitors as far back as prehistoric times. The area was originally known as Red Rock Corral until 1859 when a couple of surveyors were exploring the site and renamed it Garden of the Gods. The location is a popular tourist attraction for activities like hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking and contains over 15 miles of trails. The Garden of the Gods covers an area of 3,300 acres and was named a National Natural Landmark in 1971.

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