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5 Fun Facts About August 4 In Colorado History

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1. In 1870, Colorado became the first state in the United States to grant women the right to vote in statewide elections. The Colorado state legislature passed the bill on August 4th of that year, years before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920.

2. In 1943, the US Army established the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale near Leadville, Colorado. Many soldiers from the division, trained in mountain warfare, went on to play a crucial role in the Italian Campaign during World War II.

3. On August 4, 1858, gold was discovered in Colorado's Clear Creek by prospector James W. Marshall. This discovery helped lead to the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, which brought tens of thousands of people to the region in search of fortune.

4. Colorado's first state fair was held in Pueblo on August 4, 1872. The fair featured livestock and agricultural displays, as well as contests and other events.

5. In 1914, the first Ford Model T automobile was assembled in Denver at a Ford plant on Brighton Boulevard. This was the first time that the Model T was produced outside of Michigan.
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