Mesa Verde - Photo courtesy of Paul Weimer CC-2.0

Mesa Verde – Photo courtesy of Paul Weimer CC-2.0

Historic Colorado Hot Spots

  • Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike explored the southwest portion of the Louisiana Territory in 1806, and though he never climbed the peak that bears his name, he did publish a report that attracted a lot of interest to the area. In fact, a trip to the top of Pikes Peak in 1893 inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write the ballad “America the Beautiful.”
  • In Fruita, the town folk celebrate Mike the Headless Chicken Day. Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike’s head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner — and Mike lived for another four years without a head.
  • The Stanley Hotel, in Estes Park, has a long list of celebrities and heads of state that have stayed at the luxurious 1909 hostelry, which was also said to be the inspiration behind author Stephen King’s novel The Shining.
  • Greeley is home to the internationally acclaimed Greeley Independence Stampede, which dates back to the 1800s and features national rodeo events, live music performances from national headliners, carnivals and more.
  • For 16 years, Bent’s Old Fort was the lifeblood of trade trappers and hunters along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was created by two brothers, both of whom were known as good brokers of peace with Indian nations in the area.Around 550 A.D, a basketmaker culture developed in south-western Colorado.
  • Ancestral Puebloans: this native tribe formed and built villages in rock canyons.  Today parts of their intricate structures still stand at Mesa Verde National Park near Cortez, which was the first national park created solely to preserve the work of humans.

Citation styles

APA style
Colorado History Landmarks. (2014, December 2). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 09:43, December 17, 2017, from https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/
MLA style
classbrain, “Colorado History Landmarks.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 2 December 2014, 03:39 UTC. . 17 Dec 2017 <https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/>.
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classbrain, 'Colorado History Landmarks', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 2 December 2014, 03:39 UTC, <https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/> [accessed 17 December 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Colorado History Landmarks.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/ [accessed December 17, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Colorado History Landmarks [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 2, 03:39 UTC [cited 2017 Dec 17]. Available from: https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/.
Bluebook style
Colorado History Landmarks, https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/ (last visited Dec. 17, 2017).
AMA style
classbrain, Colorado History Landmarks. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 2, 2014, 03:39 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/. Accessed December 17, 2017.

Citation styles

APA style
Colorado History Landmarks. (2014, December 2). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 09:43, December 17, 2017, from https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/
MLA style
classbrain, “Colorado History Landmarks.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 2 December 2014, 03:39 UTC. . 17 Dec 2017 <https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Colorado History Landmarks', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 2 December 2014, 03:39 UTC, <https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/> [accessed 17 December 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Colorado History Landmarks.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/ [accessed December 17, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Colorado History Landmarks [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 2, 03:39 UTC [cited 2017 Dec 17]. Available from: https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/.
Bluebook style
Colorado History Landmarks, https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/ (last visited Dec. 17, 2017).
AMA style
classbrain, Colorado History Landmarks. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 2, 2014, 03:39 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/co_american_history_landmarks/. Accessed December 17, 2017.