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Canyon of the Rio Las Animas, Colorado in 1900

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Colorado Became a State
August 1, 1876

Railroads brought ever more travelers and settlers to Colorado, where many stayed because of the richness of the state's agricultural production and its physical beauty. They rode trains like this one through the Rocky Mountains. Have you visited Colorado? What else do you know about the Centennial State?
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