Entered the Union: August 1, 1876
As the: 38th state
Motto: Nil Sine Numine (Nothing Without Providence)
Nickname: The Centennial State
Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
Bird: Lark Bunting
Song: "Where the Columbines Grow"
Sports Teams: Colorado Rockies (Baseball), Denver Nuggets (Men's Basketball), Colorado Xplosion (Women's Basketball), Denver Broncos (Football), Colorado Avalanche (Hockey)
Origin of Name: From the Spanish word meaning "ruddy" or "red"
Major Industries: Tourism, Food Products, and Printing and Publishing
Points of Interest: Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Dinosaur National Monument
Bordering States: Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.