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5 Fun Facts About March 19 In Colorado History

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1. In 1937, the first championship game of the Colorado High School Basketball State Tournament was held on March 19 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The winner of the game was Englewood High School.
2. On March 19, 1964, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Jefferson County officially became a part of Colorado's park system. The venue has since hosted countless concerts and events, including the annual Film on the Rocks series.
3. In 2003, on March 19, the Colorado Avalanche played a historic game against the Edmonton Oilers. The teams went into a record-setting 13 shootout rounds, with the Avalanche ultimately coming out on top.
4. The Colorado State Capitol building was completed on March 19, 1908, after five years of construction. The building, located in Denver, still serves as the seat of the Colorado government and is open for public tours.
5. March 19, 2002, marked the dedication of the Colorado Freedom Memorial, located in Aurora. The memorial honors Colorado veterans who have lost their lives in wars and conflicts since statehood was achieved.
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