Home > Blog > History Of Colorado: Where They Got Its Name

History Of Colorado: Where They Got Its Name

colorado name origin

Being admitted into the Union in 1876 one of Colorado’s most prominent features is the mighty Colorado river that runs through it. 

The state was actually named after this river which the Spanish described as “rio Colorado” which translates into “red colored river” for its silt laden, red waters.


Get updates when we add new words and customs
SUBSCRIBE:

Author: Word Wizard
By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life.
Spark Files.

Subscribe to stay connected.