4-6 The State of Colorado

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The great state of Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876, the 38th state.   The capital of Colorado is Denver.  The name of our state, Colorado, has its origin in the Spanish language, as the word for "colored red". This was the name chosen for Colorado as a Territory in 1861 by Congress.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "Nil Sine Numine" meaning "Nothing without Providence".   
Nickname Centennial State   
State Bird Lark Bunting  1931
State Flower White and Lavender Columbine  1925
State Song "Where the Columbines Grow"  1915
State Tree Colorado Blue Spruce  1939
State Flag

Colorado State Flag

State Gem Aquamarine  1971
State Insect Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly  1996
State Fish Greenback Cutthroat Trout  1994
State Grass Blue Grama Grass  1987
State Fossil Stegosaurus  1982
State Animal Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep  1961

Complete the questions below.

1.  Colorado became a state on August 1, .

2.  The state motto is "Nil Sine Numine" meaning "".

3.  The name, Colorado, has its origin in the Spanish language, as the word for "."

4.  The state animal is the .

5.  The state gem is .

6.  The state tree is the Colorado .

7.  The state nickname is .

8.  The state bird is the .

9.  The state song is "".

10.  The state flower is the White and Lavender .



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