By Wayne Wheelwright
This booklet is a part of a sequence of fifty quickly proof approximately all of the usa. This booklet covers the country of Colorado. evidence concerning the significant towns, the historical past of the kingdom, well-known humans associated with Colorado and plenty of extra topics. This e-book includes all you'll ever want to know in regards to the Centennial country.
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Soon after the first of the settlers in Colorado arrived, coal mining began. The early days led to violent confrontations between miners and the owners regarding low wages, long working hours and the dangerous working conditions. Coal miners were also expected to pay for the safety work like timbering the mines. During the coal mining days due to the inherent danger of coal mining Colorado had one of the highest mortality rates in the entire country. In 1927 in the town of Serene in Colorado a fight between Colorado state police and a group of striking coal miners led to the unarmed miners being attacked with machine guns.
The Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker located nearby has the Alternative Command Center. peterson Air Force base shares runways with the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport and was named in honor of Colorado native 1st Lieutenant Edward J. Peterson. Many world famous brands saw their beginnings in the state of Colorado. The telecommunications company Qwest originated in Denver in 1870. Samsonite luggage in 1910 and Russell Stover Candies in 1923. Coors Beer and Jolly Rancher candy started in Golden.
Aspen is the county seat of Pitkin County in Colorado. Located in a remote part of the Rocky Mountains about 8,000 feet above sea level the city has just under 7,000 permanent residents. The city was originally founded as a mining camp during the Colorado Silver Boom and named for the many aspen trees in the area. Nowadays Aspen is popular retreat for celebrities and the extremely wealthy which has led to Aspen having some of the most expensive real estate in all of the United States. Royal Gorge Bridge is located near Cañon City in Colorado.