In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight. Wes McQueen : It reminds me of a little heist we planned in west Kansas about five or six years ago. One fella was smooth and slippery. The other was green and gabby.
Among the writers associated with Colorado are poet and novelist Helen Hunt Jacksonwho relocated from Massachusetts to Colorado Springs in ; novelist James Michenerwho studied and taught at the Colorado State College of Education; and gonzo journalist Hunter S.
Thompsonwho lived near Aspen. Red Rocks Park, in the foothills west of Denver, contains a large natural amphitheatre that hosts frequent musical events and festivals.
Slightly farther west, in Central Citythe Central City Opera House, dating fromhas a summer season of opera and drama. Summer fare is available as well at festivals in Aspen, Boulderand Telluride.
History Colorado formerly the Colorado Historical Society maintains a range of historical sites and museums around the state. There has been a continuing trend to organize regional libraries to provide adequate service to every community.
The Colorado State Library is responsible for furnishing all Colorado institutions with research, reference, and general reading services. Scenic and recreational attractions on the western and southwestern plateaus include Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park established as a national monument, ; elevated to national park status, and the adjacent southeast Curecanti National Recreation Area as well as Colorado and Dinosaur national monuments, the last of which lies partly in Utah.
Because of their cultural and historical value, Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep and Yucca House national monuments in the southwest—all relics of former Native American civilizations—are preserved for archaeological study and exploration.
Skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, rock climbing, white-water rafting, and kayaking are all popular activities. Colorado maintains a dense network of state parks and recreation areas, which are in addition to dozens of federally maintained campgrounds in the national forests. Colorado has several professional sports teams, all of them located in the capital: the Colorado Rockies baseballthe Colorado Avalanche ice hockeythe Denver Nuggets basketballthe Denver Broncos gridiron footballand the Colorado Rapids football [soccer].
The team returned to the Super Bowl in under quarterback Peyton Manning. Daily newspapers are also published in more than a dozen other cities, including Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collinsand Greeley. Fast Facts.
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