Colorado's name was derived form the Spanish Language meaning Colored Red. Colorado has been nicknamed the Centennial State because it became a State in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Colorado is known best as Colorful Colorado because of its Majestic Mountains, Scenery, Rivers and Plains.
Colorado's State Flag was adopted on June 5th 1911.
|STATE SEAL: Colorado came into statehood in 1876 which is engraved on the seal.|
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
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Greenback Cutthroat Trout
Of all trout species, Greenbacks are one of the prettiest. Their spots are larger than any other cutthroats, and their spawning colors more brilliant. The decline of the native cutthroat trouts of the American West was caused by over harvest of the fish, habitat destruction by early American settlers, and the artificial introduction of competing non-native trout. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 put a brake on this degradation, but it is only now, a quarter-century later, that "bringing back the natives" has become a top priority in federal land management policy.
Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
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