Colorado is home to the beautiful Southern Rocky mountains and is known for its classy vacation spots and ski resorts. The Centennial State got its nickname because President Ulysses S. Grant granted Colorado its admittance into the Union in 1876, the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This granting of statehood made Colorado the 22nd United State. The state capitol is Denver, and has been since 1881. Nicknamed the “Mile High City”, the 13th step of the state capitol building is exactly one mile above sea level. The original inhabitants of this area are thought to be the Native American Pueblo tribes, but there was also a population of Apache and Cheyenne that made southern Colorado their home. Aspen and Vail are two of the most heralded, and expensive, ski locations in the country. The climate is a bit tricky, as the eastern plains are a part of the infamous “Tornado Alley”, while the mountain ranges are known for extreme winter weather. The presence of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense), Fort Carson, and Schriever AFB makes a strong economic presence for the federal government in the Centennial state. With many National Parks and Military installations in the state, and one third of the land on Colorado is owned by the U.S. Government. Some well known name brands have their origins here, such as Coors Brewing Company, Samsonite Luggage, and Russel Stover Candy. Colorado was a big part of the gold rush, and also has an extensive coal mining presence today. The state gem, the Aquamarine, is found here as well. It is also known as the only state to turn down hosting the Olympics, when it refused to open Denver to the task in 1976.

Being home to 222 state wildlife areas, Colorado is plentiful in animals of all kinds. The states most common dog breed is the Labrador Retriever and the state mammal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. The symbolic bird is the Lark Bunting, and the state reptile is the Western Painted Turtle, respectively. The Greenback Cut Throat Trout is the state fish, and is indigenous to many streams throughout the state. Songwriter John Denver had his song “Rocky Mountain High” adopted as the state song in March 2007. Although he wasn’t a native, he saw Colorado as his adopted state before his tragic death in a plane crash in 1997.

Colorado is the 8th most extensive and 22nd most populous state in the country, being home to just over 5 million American citizens. Recognized as the 3rd best state for business by CNBC in 2010, while ranking 11th in the nation in per capita income. 7 of the largest natural gas deposits in the country are located here, and there is also a modest production of dairy, corn, cattle, and wheat present in Colorado.

Greenfield Puppies was founded in 2000 and has been helping people find their ideal puppy ever since. We are a team of family oriented people who are driven to help people find a loving companion for the family. Take a look at our available puppies for sale in Colorado and contact us with any additional questions!