Wayne Wheelwright's 50 Quick Facts about Colorado PDF

By Wayne Wheelwright

ISBN-10: 1783332778

ISBN-13: 9781783332779

This e-book is a part of a sequence of fifty quickly proof approximately all of the u . s . a .. This booklet covers the kingdom of Colorado. proof concerning the significant towns, the historical past of the kingdom, well-known humans associated with Colorado and plenty of extra matters. This e-book includes all you'll ever want to know in regards to the Centennial country.

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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. The culprits are unknown as it was unclear if the machine guns were fired by guards working for the mine or the police themselves. The incident led to the deaths of six people and many more injuries and would come to be known as the Columbine Massacre.

Colorado is one of three states along with Wyoming and Utah that has only lines of latitude and longitude for its boundaries. The highest point in the state of Colorado is Mount Elbert in Lake County which is also the highest point in the whole of the Rocky Mountains. The summit reaches up to 4401 metres and is one of over five hundred peaks in the state that are over 4000 metres. Colorado is the only state that is entirely above 1000 metres. The lowest point in the state is where the Arikaree River flows into Kansas on the eastern boundary of Yuma County which is 1010 metres.

The zoo has grown enormously from that time and now contains over 640 animal species. Some oif the zoo’s major attractions are Bear Mountain which is home to grizzly bears, Asiatic black bears and coati, Primate Panorama which covers 7 acres and is home to many tree dwelling apes and monkeys and Predator Ridge which is a major exhibit that represents the African Savanna including Lions, hyenas and African wild dogs. Denver is home to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum has a variety of exhibitions and programs to show visitors the natural history of the state of Colorado and the planet itself.

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