Fact of the Week: February 25, 2015

With the region's population booming because of the Pike's Peak gold rush, Congress created the new Territory of Colorado in February of 1861.

Cite: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-creates-colorado-territory


Fact of the Week: February 18, 2015

The territory of Colorado (now Colorado state) is named after Colorado City (now Colorado Springs) and not after the river. At the time, in 1861, the Colorado River didn't officially run through the state.

Cite: http://redrockcanyonopenspace.org/education/history/how-did-we-get-the-name-colorado/


Fact of the Week: February 4, 2015

The Colorado River didn't technical run through the state of Colorado, till Congress changed the name of the Grand River to what is now known as the Upper Colorado River in 1921, much to Utah and Wyoming Representative's disapproval. 

Cite: http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/water/grand.html