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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Colorado History

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1. On January 14, 1875, the first issue of the Granada Pioneer newspaper was published, serving the residents of Granada, Colorado.

2. In 1913, the Colorado State Board of Health ordered the closing of the Platteville Sanitarium after discovering unsanitary conditions, including lack of ventilation and overcrowding.

3. On January 14, 1938, the westbound Zephyr train derailed near Sedalia, Colorado due to a snowdrift on the tracks. The accident resulted in the deaths of two passengers and injuries to several others.

4. In 1968, Colorado's first female state senator, Mary Anne Tebedo, was sworn in on January 14. She represented District 22, which covers parts of Jefferson and Clear Creek counties.

5. On January 14, 1999, the Colorado Avalanche traded goalkeeper Patrick Roy to the Montreal Canadiens for two players and a draft pick. Roy had won two Stanley Cups with the Avalanche and was a popular figure in the team's history.
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