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.
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.