August 1, 1876, president Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado as a state. This year The Great Republic is celebrating 141 years of Colorado history with a 14% discount on all of our Colorado collection for one day only, Tuesday, August 1. Here's the answers to our trivia email...
Colorado means “colored red” and is known as what state? Where can one find "Beulah Red"?
Colorado is the "Centennial" state as we joined the union on our countries 100 anniversary. "Beulah red" is the name of the red marble that gives the Colorado State Capitol its distinctive splendor. Cutting, polishing, and installing the marble in the Capitol took six years, from 1894 to 1900. All of the "Beulah red" marble in the world went into the Capitol. It cannot be replaced, at any price.
Katherine Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” after being inspired by what landmark?
Pikes Peak, of course
The world’s largest natural hot springs pool is located in Glenwood Springs. The two-block long pool is across the street from the historical Hotel Colorado, a favorite stop for which former president?
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers a scenic ride through the San Juan Mountains. The train has run constantly since 1881 when it was established by what railroad company?
The Denver and Rio Grand Railroad
The world's first rodeo was held in Colorado; what year and where?
The World's First Rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail