From the original guide
Laid out with no regard to natural boundaries, a surveyor’s dream, the State forms a perfect rectangle with its sides running true to the cardinal points of the compass, extending almost four hundred miles from east to west, somewhat less than three hundred from north to south.

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COLORADO FACTS

Date of Statehood: August 1, 1876
State Capital: Denver
State names comes from: the Spanish word for red
State Fossil: Stegosaurus
State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce

Bordering States

Nebraska
New Mexico