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Almost Native, How to be a Coloradon : Table of Contents  

Almost Native How to Pass as a Coloradan

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The following are some excerpts from the book...

Historical Trivia
In November 1978 Robert Shaver of Boulder started a fad that soon appeared on bumper stickers all over Colorado...

Coors Brewery once had the slogan "Turn it Loose," which in Spanish translated as ...

Dominguez and Escalante did a 2000 mile trek in 1776 over 25 years before Lewis and Clark's big adventure.

Geography Lessons
Lookout Mountain is not a warning, but rather the final resting place of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Distances are measured in time instead of miles because of the mountains. Thus Aspen is 157 miles from Denver or three hours and forty-five minutes.

The Seasons of Colorado
Miller moth season...Hail Season...Fire Season...Monsoon Season...Aspen Viewing Season...Bronco Season...Mud Season...

Find discount tickets if skiing for just a day. Tickets at resorts are 30-50% more...

... a gentleman in a bar began playing the jukebox during a Bronco game. An angry fan went home, got his gun, came back and killed the guy. The jury...

Wild Animal Viewing
Buffalo, Moose, Elk, Bear, Mule Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Antelope, Mountain Lion, Beaver, Coyote, Fox, Marmot, Pika... includes weight of animal and where to find them in Colorado.

Native Celebrations and Festivals
January...Ullr Festival in Breckenridge, Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs...
May...Kinetic Sculpture Challenge in Boulder and Cinco de Mayo in Denver.
June...Santa Fe Trail Festival in Trinidad...
August...Colorado State Fair in Pueblo...

Quiz Time
The official state animal is: a) The prairie dog; b) The golden retriever; c) The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep; d) The Colorado Buffaloes.

From shipping clerk to the top of Carnegie Steel, he retired a millionaire at the age of 39 in Denver...

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