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5 Fun Facts About June 3 In Colorado History

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1. On June 3, 1892, a major fire broke out in the town of Creede, located in southwestern Colorado. The fire destroyed more than 70 structures and caused significant damage to the town's economy, which was centered around the mining industry.

2. The first ever radio broadcast in Colorado took place on June 3, 1922. The broadcast, which was produced by KDZA radio in Pueblo, featured performances by local musicians and singers.

3. On June 3, 1962, the famous comedian and actor Red Skelton performed at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The event marked the first time that a comedian had ever performed at the venue, which is known for its stunning natural acoustics.

4. On June 3, 1974, Governor John Vanderhoof signed legislation officially designating the Colorado state bird as the lark bunting. The small black and white bird is known for its beautiful singing voice and can be found in grasslands and prairies throughout the state.

5. In 1983, the Colorado Rockies baseball team played their first ever game at Mile High Stadium in Denver. The team, which had been granted permission to join the MLB just a few months before, lost the game to the Atlanta Braves 5-3.
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