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5 Fun Facts About March 6 In Colorado History

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1. Colorado became a state on March 6, 1876, making it the 38th state to join the Union.

2. On March 6, 1859, gold was discovered in what is now known as Idaho Springs, Colorado, leading to the Pike's Peak Gold Rush and the development of numerous mining towns in the state.

3. The Colorado Maroon Bells were designated as a wilderness area on March 6, 1964. This stunning mountain range is one of the most photographed landmarks in Colorado and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

4. March 6, 2020, marked the day that Colorado Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to statewide lockdowns and safety measures that had a significant impact on daily life in the state.

5. On March 6, 1924, Colorado-born inventor Carl Akeley patented the Akeley camera, a revolutionary piece of equipment for wildlife photography and filming. This invention allowed for more accurate depictions of animals in their natural habitats and was widely used in the film industry.
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