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Colorado Symbols

Facts About Colorado

from Where the Columbines Grow

(words and music by A.J. Fynn)

Where the snowy peaks gleam in the moonlight,
above the dark forests of pine,
And the wild foaming waters dash onward,
toward lands where the tropic stars shine;
Where the scream of the bold mountain eagle,
responds to the notes of the dove
Is the purple robed West, the land that is best,
the pioneer land that we love.

Let the violet brighten the brookside,
in sunlight of earlier spring,
Let the fair clover bedeck the green meadow,
in days when the orioles sing,
Let the golden rod herald the autumn,
but, under the midsummer sky,
In its fair Western home, may the columbine bloom
till our great mountain rivers run dry.

Tis the land where the columbines grow,
Overlooking the plains far below,
While the cool summer breeze in the evergreen trees
Softly sings where the columbines grow.

Items of Interest

Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.

The Colorado State Flag
The flag, adopted in 1911, has three alternate stripes of equal width, the two outer stripes are the same blue as the US flag and the middle stripe is white. The blue symbolizes clear skies, the white represents snow-capped mountains. Near the staff end of the flag is a red C, (the same red as the US flag and representing the state's soil). Filling the open space inside the C is a golden disk (symbolizing abundant sunshine).

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Songs about Colorado

Songs about Colorado Cities

Songs about Denver

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