10 facts you didn't know about Colorado
Take a dive into some quirky facts about the state we call home!
Enjoy beer? Good, Colorado has plenty. Per capita, it has the most breweries of all states. Pure numbers wise, it does fall behind California and Washington. Photo by: www.rivernorthbrewery.com Love cheeseburgers? Thank Colorado. The state is the birthplace of the cheeseburger as we know it. Humpty Dumpty Drive-In was the first place to ever use the term.Photo by: Peter Sherman Colorado has never has an elected President or Vice President who represents the Centennial State. Several Coloradans have been selected as cabinet members, however.Photo by: Chip Somodevilla Colorado is the only state to turn down an Olympic bid, go figure!Photo by: Chris McGrath This Stegosaurus specimen is the most complete Stegosaurus fossil in a museum. Stegosaurus are Colorado's state fossil and have been located in the state!
(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)Photo by: Carl Court Denver's Capitol owns the world's largest amount of Beulah red marble. Nearly all of the alluring pink stone was mined from the Beulah Red Marble Quarry in 1893 and used in the Capitol building. The only other traces were used in the old McClelland Library and the Pueblo County Courthouse.
That history is just part of the reasons all who visit and all who live here should take a tour.Photo by: Bill Ingalls/NASA