National Colorado Day

Photo by Peter Pryharski

April 12th is the date in 1876 that the Centennial State became the 38th to join the Union. The first of the Four Corner States, Colorado is noted for the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and boasts 53 mountain peaks reaching at least 14,000 feet tall.


Photo by Stephane Legrand




For those who love sand dunes, Colorado also boasts America’s tallest dunes and the best sandboarding in the nation.





As a devoted food fan, I must also note that the creation of the root beer float (aka “Black Cow”) is credited to Frank Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado. He created the “Black Cow” in a mining camp in August 1893.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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