U.S. President Ulysses S Grant S. Grant signed a Proclamation (which was 230) which admitted Colorado to the Union as the 38th state.  Colorado was the first state to be admitted 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This happened on August 1, 1876.

Here are some facts

Capital:  Denver

Nickname: The Centennial State

Population: 5,757,736

Ranking in population: 21st

Layout of the USA at the time they became a state


Here is how Religion is broken down:

  • Protestant 44%
  • No Religion 29%
  • Catholic 16%
  • Mormon 3%
  • Eastern Orthodox 1%
  • Jewish 1%
  • Muslim 1%
  • Buddhist 1%
  • Other 4%

American Civil War

During the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy,  Colorado was part of the Kansas Territory and this was admitted to the Union as the Free state of Kansas, on Jan. 29, 1861.  This was mostly gold diggers and they were loyal to the union, however, they held sympathies for the confederacy.


Colorado isn’t so far west that it doesn’t have sports. Here is a list of sports teams:

  • Boulder Country Bombers
    • Women’s Flat Track Derby
  • Colorado Avalanche
    • National Hockey League
  • Colorado Eagles
    • American Hockey League
  • Colorado Mammoth
    • National Lacrosse League
  • Colorado Rapids
    • Major League Soccer
  • Colorado Rockies
    • Major League Baseball
  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks
    • USL Championship
  • Denver Barbarians
    • Pacific Rugby Premiership
  • Denver Broncos
    • National Football League
  • Denver Nuggets
    • National Basketball
  • Denver Outlaws
    • Major League Lacrosse
  • Glendale Raptors
    • Major League Rugby
  • Grand Junction Rockies
    • Pioneer League (Rookie, Minor League Baseball)
  • Rocky Mountain Roller girls
    • Women’s Flat Track Derby Association
  • Rocky Mountain Vibes
    • Pioneer League (Rookie, Minor League Baseball)

The state of Colorado is the least populous state with all 5 Major sports.

Colorado has plenty of college sports, here is are NCAA Division Athletic programs.

  • Air Force Falcons
    • Mountain West
  • Colorado Buffaloes
    • PAC 12
  • Colorado State Rams
    • Mountain West
  • Denver Pioneers
    • Summit
  • Northern Colorado Bears
    • Big Sky

If sports is what you like Colorado has plenty of them.


Colorado ranges from 3,317 Ft to 14,440 Ft you have plenty of things to do there. Skiing, sports, or outdoor stuff. It is an awesome state. I enjoy my time there and I think you will as well.


I found the above information on Wikipedia.

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