The state of Colorado

Colorado (English: Colorado) is U.S.A A state in the western and East The state of Kansas The south. Oklahoma and The state of New Mexico West. The state of Utah North, and Wyoming and Nebraska Border. The state capital and largest city Denver .
The state of Colorado
Colorado is named after the Spanish "Colorado", meaning "little red", this estimate may refer to the red sandstone area or Colorado River Red on both sides of the landscape.
The Colorado state tree Spruce As the state flower, Lavender As the state bird, Lark .

The state of Colorado History

Colorado, formerly Ala Pa Ho, Cetinne and Utah tribes Indian Place of residence.
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Many place names Indian. . Mesa Verde National Park The cave is the ruins of the ancient Pueblo community in Indian. There are still about 9000 Indians living in the state. 1617 century, Spanish And the French has come to this. Spain Go!Explore See the rock coloured Rocky Mountain, then here the name "Colorado", meaning "red". In 1803 the United States through the state of Colorado is divided into 64 counties. The state capital city of Denver (Denver),
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A population of about 570 thousand, as the Colorado political, trade, financial and manufacturing center. Colorado Springs city is the United States Air Force officer school. A large city and Aurora and Lake Wood.
The main town of Denver, Aurora Cloth, Lai Dun, Engel Wood , Lake Wood , Aspen , Boulder Colorado Springs, Fort Collins And grand junction, Maxwell . The Louisiana purchase agreement has large tracts of land in the eastern part of the state. 1806 Parkes Climbing the mountain in their name (Pikes Peak). In 1859 the Pikes Peak found gold nuggets stampede in. In 1876, the 100 anniversary of American independence when statehood, it is "a hundred years," said, became the thirty-eighth state of the United states.

The state of Colorado administrative division

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Adams County 001 Brighton 1902-11-15 Split fromArapahoe County. Named in honor ofAlva Adams, the 5th, 10th and, 14thGovernorof the State of Colorado. Four hundred and forty-one thousand six hundred and three 1182.29sqmi
(3062km)

  

  
Alamosa County 003 Alamosa 1913-03-08 Split fromCostilla CountyandConejos Countycounties. Named for thecottonwood treeswhich grow along theRio Grandeand its tributaries. Alamosa is a Spanish word for a cottonwood grove . Fifteen thousand four hundred and forty-five 723.21sqmi
(1873km)

  

  
Arapahoe County 005 Littleton 1861-11-01 Created as one of the counties of theTerritory of 17 original Colorado. Renamed South Arapahoe County for the five months from November 15 to 1902, April 11, 1903 Named for predecessorArapahoe County, Kansas Territory, which in turn was named for theArapaho NationofNative Americans. Five hundred and seventy-two thousand and three 804.41sqmi
(2083km)

  

  
Archuleta County 007 Pagosa Springs 1885-04-14 Split fromConejos County. Named in honor ofColorado State SenatorAntonio D. Archuleta. Twelve thousand and eighty-four 1354.53sqmi
(3508km)

  

  
Baca County 009 Springfield 1889-04-16 Split fromLas Animas County. Named in honor of pioneer andColorado territorial legislatorFelipe Baca. Three thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight 2558.48sqmi
(6626km)

  

  
Bent County 011 Las Animas 1870-02-11 Split fromHuerfano Countyand former Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal land. Named in honor of frontier traderWilliam Bent. Six thousand four hundred and ninety-nine 1541.07sqmi
(3991km)

  

  
Boulder County 013 Boulder 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named for the abundance ofgranitebouldersalongBoulder Creek. Two hundred and ninety-four thousand five hundred and sixty-seven 740.48sqmi
(1918km)

  

  
City and County of Broomfield 014 Broomfield 2001-11-15 Split fromBoulder, Adams , Jefferson AndWeldcounties, and reorganized as aconsolidated city and county. Named for thebroom cornthat was formerly grown in the area. Fifty-five thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine 33.57sqmi
(87km)

  

  
Chaffee County 015 Salida 1879-02-10 Split fromCarbonate County. Named in honor ofJerome Bunty Chaffee, one of Colorado 's first twoU.S. Senatorsfrom 1876 to 1879 Seventeen thousand eight hundred and nine 1014.12sqmi
(2627km)

  

  
Cheyenne County 017 Cheyenne Wells 1889-03-25 Split fromElbertand Bent Counties. Named for theCheyenne NationofNative Americans. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-six 1781.90sqmi
(4615km)

  

  
Clear Creek County 019 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named forClear Creekwhich originates in the county. Nine thousand and eighty-eight 396.53sqmi
(1027km)

  

  
Conejos County 021 Conejos 1861-11-01 Guadalupe County, one of the counties of theTerritory of 17 original Colorado, was renamedConejos Countyafter six days on November 7, 1861 Named for thecottontail rabbitsin the area. Conejos is a Spanish word for rabbits . Eight thousand two hundred and fifty-six 1290.22sqmi
(3342km)

  

  
Costilla County 023 San Luis 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named for the Costilla River. Costilla is a Spanish word meaning either little rib or furring timber . Three thousand five hundred and twenty-four 1229.38sqmi
(3184km)

  

  
Crowley County 025 Ordway 1911-05-29 Split fromOtero County. Named in honor ofColorado State SenatorJohn H. Crowley. Five thousand eight hundred and twenty-three 800.27sqmi
(2073km)

  

  
Custer County 027 Westcliffe 1877-03-09 Split fromFremont County. Named in memory ofGeorge Armstrong Custer, (1839 - 1876), the U.S. Army Defeated and killed at theBattle of the Little Bighorn. Four thousand two hundred and fifty-five 739.24sqmi
(1915km)

  

  
Delta County 029 Delta 1883-02-11 Split fromGunnison County. Named for the town of Delta Located at the Delta Of theUncompahgre River. Thirty thousand nine hundred and fifty-two 1149.44sqmi
(2977km)

  

  
City and County of Denver 031 Denver 1902-11-15 The originalArapahoeCounty Seatwas split fromArapahoe Countyand reorganized as aconsolidated city and county. Named to curry favor withJames W. Denver, Governorof theTerritory of Kansasfrom 1857 to 1859 Six hundred thousand one hundred and fifty-eight 155.66sqmi
(403km)

  

  
Dolores County 033 Dove Creek 1881-03-04 Split fromOuray County. Named for theDolores River, which was originally named El Rio de Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores , which is Spanish for the River of our Lady of Sorrows . Two thousand and sixty-four 1076.93sqmi
(2789km)

  

  
Douglas County 035 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named in honor ofStephen Arnold Douglas, (1813 - 1861), U.S. Senatorfrom Illinois From 1847 to 1861 Two hundred and eighty-five thousand four hundred and sixty-five 842.30sqmi
(2182km)

  

  
Eagle County 037 Eagle 1883-02-11 Split fromSummit County. Named for theEagle Riverwhich originates in the county. Fifty-two thousand one hundred and ninety-seven 1700.76sqmi
(4405km)

  

  
El Paso County 041 Colorado Springs 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named forUte Passin the county. El Paso is a Spanish expression for the pass . Six hundred and twenty-two thousand two hundred and sixty-three 2128.60sqmi
(5513km)

  

  
Elbert County 039 Kiowa 1874-02-02 Split fromDouglas County. Named in honor ofSamuel Hitt Elbert, the sixthGovernorof theTerritory of Colorado. Twenty-three thousand and eighty-six 1849.08sqmi
(4789km)

  

  
Fremont County 043 Ca n on City 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named in honor ofJohn Charles Fr Mont (1813 - 1890), the explorer, U.S. Army general, andU.S. Senatorfrom California . Forty-six thousand eight hundred and twenty-four 1533.09sqmi
(3971km)

  

  
Garfield County 045 Glenwood Springs 1883-02-10 Split fromSummit County. Named in honor ofJames Abram Garfield (1831 - 1881), the twentiethPresident of the United States. Fifty-six thousand three hundred and eighty-nine 2958.23sqmi
(7662km)

  

  
Gilpin County 047 Central City 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named in honor ofWilliam Gilpin, the firstGovernorof theTerritory of Colorado. Five thousand four hundred and forty-one 150.15sqmi
(389km)

  

  
Grand County 049 Hot Sulphur Springs 1874-02-02 Split fromSummit County. Named for theGrand Riverwhich originates in the county. The Grand River was renamed theColorado Riverin but the county retains the 1921, original name. Fourteen thousand eight hundred and forty-three 1868.53sqmi
(4839km)

  

  
Gunnison County 051 Gunnison 1877-03-09 Split fromLake County. Named in honor ofJohn Williams Gunnison, the U.S. Army captain who explored the region. Fifteen thousand three hundred and twenty-four 3259.22sqmi
(8441km)

  

  
Hinsdale County 053 1874-02-10 Split from Lake Conejos, andCostillacounties.. Named in honor of George Aaron Hinsdale, a Lieutenant Governor of theTerritory of Colorado. Eight hundred and forty-three 1123.35sqmi
(2909km)

  

  
Huerfano County 055 Walsenburg 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named forHuerfano Butte, a solitary volcanic plug. Huerfano is a Spanish word meaning orphan . Six thousand seven hundred and eleven 1592.37sqmi
(4124km)

  

  
Jackson County 057 Walden 1909-05-05 Split fromLarimer County. Named in honor ofAndrew Jackson (1767 - 1845), the seventhPresident of the United States. One thousand three hundred and ninety-four 1619.75sqmi
(4195km)

  

  
Jefferson County 059 Golden 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named for its extralegal predecessor County, Jefferson County, Jefferson Territory, which in turn was named in honor ofThomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), the author of theDeclaration of Independenceand the thirdPresident of the United States. Five hundred and thirty-four thousand five hundred and forty-three 772.85sqmi
(2002km)

  

  
Kiowa County 061 Eads 1889-04-11 Split fromBent County. Named for theKiowa NationofNative Americans. One thousand three hundred and ninety-eight 1785.90sqmi
(4625km)

  

  
Kit Carson County 063 Burlington 1889-04-11 Split fromElbert County. Named in honor ofChristopher Houston "Kit" Carson, the famous frontier scout and soldier. Eight thousand two hundred and seventy 2162.43sqmi
(5601km)

  

  
La Plata County 067 Durango 1874-02-10 Split from Lake AndConejoscounties. Named for the manysilverdeposits in the area. La Plata is a Spanish expression for the silver . Fifty-one thousand three hundred and thirty-four 1700.44sqmi
(4404km)

  

  
Lake County 065 Leadville 1861-11-01 Created as one of the counties of theTerritory of 17 original Colorado. RenamedCarbonate Countyfor the two days from February 8 - 10, 1879 Named for theTwin Lakesin the county. Seven thousand three hundred and ten 383.55sqmi
(993km)

  

  
Larimer County 069 Fort Collins 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named in honor ofWilliam Larimer, a pioneer entrepreneur. Two hundred and ninety-nine thousand six hundred and thirty 2631.75sqmi
(6816km)

  

  
Las Animas County 071 Trinidad 1866-02-09 Split fromHuerfano County. Named for theAnimas River, which was originally named El Rio de Las Animas Perdidas , which is Spanish for the River of the Souls in Purgatory . Fifteen thousand five hundred and seven 4773.27sqmi
(12363km)

  

  
Lincoln County 073 Hugo 1889-04-11 Split fromElbertand Bent Counties. Named in honor ofAbraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), the sixteenthPresident of the United States. Five thousand four hundred and sixty-seven 2585.21sqmi
(6696km)

  

  
Logan County 075 Sterling 1887-02-25 Split fromWeld County. Named in honor ofJohn Alexander Logan (1826 - 1886), a U.S. Army general andU.S. Senatorfrom Illinois . Twenty-two thousand seven hundred and nine 1845.31sqmi
(4779km)

  

  
Mesa County 077 Grand Junction 1883-02-14 Split fromGunnison County. Named for the Mesa Formations which are widespread through the area. One hundred and forty-six thousand seven hundred and twenty-three 3345.69sqmi
(8665km)

  

  
Mineral County 079 Creede 1893-03-27 Split fromHinsdale, Rio Grande, andSaguachecounties. Named from the plentiful Mineral Deposits found in the area. Seven hundred and twelve 878.16sqmi
(2274km)

  

  
Moffat County 081 Craig 1911-02-27 Split fromRoutt County. Named in honor of railroad pioneerDavid H. Moffat. Thirteen thousand seven hundred and ninety-five 4755.86sqmi
(12318km)

  

  
Montezuma County 083 Cortez 1889-04-16 Split fromLa Plata County. Named in honor ofAztecleaderMoctezuma II. Ruins in the area were once thought to be Aztec. Twenty-five thousand five hundred and thirty-five 2035.80sqmi
(5273km)

  

  
Montrose County 085 Montrose 1883-02-11 Split fromGunnison County. Named for the town ofMontrose, which in turn was probably named from the novel A Legend of Montrose Published in, 1819 by Walter Scott . Forty-one thousand two hundred and seventy-six 2246.43sqmi
(5818km)

  

  
Morgan County 087 Fort Morgan 1889-02-19 Split fromWeld County. Named for oldFort Morgan, which in turn was named in honor of U.S. Army ColonelChristopher A. Morgan. Twenty-eight thousand one hundred and fifty-nine 1293.83sqmi
(3351km)

  

  
Otero County 089 La Junta 1889-03-25 Split fromBent County. Named in honor ofMiguel A. Oteroof the prominent Otero family of theSouthwest. Eighteen thousand eight hundred and thirty-one 1267.66sqmi
(3283km)

  

  
Ouray County 091 Ouray 1877-01-18 Split fromHinsdaleand Lake Counties. RenamedUncompaghre Countyfor four days from 1883-02-27, to 1883-03-02. Named in honor ofOuray, a Ute Native Americanleader. Four thousand four hundred and thirty-six 542.30sqmi
(1405km)

  

  
Park County 093 Fairplay 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named for South Park Which occupies most of the county. Sixteen thousand two hundred and six 2209.36sqmi
(5722km)

  

  
Phillips County 095 Holyoke 1889-03-27 Split fromLogan County. Named in honor of R.O. Phillips, Secretary of the Lincoln Land Company, which sold farmsteads in the area. Four thousand four hundred and forty-two 688.30sqmi
(1783km)

  

  
Pitkin County 097 Aspen 1881-02-23 Split fromGunnison County. Named in honor ofFrederick Walker Pitkin, the secondGovernorof the State of Colorado. Seventeen thousand one hundred and forty-eight 970.37sqmi
(2513km)

  

  
Prowers County 099 Lamar 1889-04-11 Split fromBent County. Named in honor of John W. Prowers, a pioneer of theArkansas Rivervalley. Twelve thousand five hundred and fifty-one 1645.37sqmi
(4261km)

  

  
Pueblo County One hundred and one Pueblo 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named for historic town ofPueblo. Pueblo is a Spanish word meaning village or people . One hundred and fifty-nine thousand and sixty-three 2396.77sqmi
(6208km)

  

  
Rio Blanco County One hundred and three Meeker 1889-03-25 Split fromGarfield County. Named for theWhite River, which was originally named Rio Blanco in Spanish. Six thousand six hundred and sixty-six 3226.24sqmi
(8356km)

  

  
Rio Grande County One hundred and five Del Norte 1874-02-10 Split fromCostilla CountyandConejos Countycounties. Named for theRio Grande, which flows through the area. Eleven thousand nine hundred and eighty-two 913.10sqmi
(2365km)

  

  
Routt County One hundred and seven Steamboat Springs 1877-01-29 Split fromGrand County. Named in honor ofJohn Long Routt, the firstGovernorof the State of Colorado. Twenty-three thousand five hundred and nine 2362.11sqmi
(6118km)

  

  
Saguache County One hundred and nine Saguache 1866-12-29 Split from Lake AndCostillacounties. Name comes from aUte languagenoun meaning "sand dunes". Six thousand one hundred and eight 3168.32sqmi
(8206km)

  

  
San Juan County One hundred and eleven Silverton 1876-01-31 Split fromLake County. Named for theSan Juan RiverandSan Juan Mountains, which in turn were named forSaint John the Evangelist. Six hundred and ninety-nine 388.99sqmi
(1007km)

  

  
San Miguel County One hundred and thirteen Telluride 1883-03-02 Split fromSan Juan County. Named for theSan Miguel RiverandSan Miguel Mountains, which in turn were named forSaint Michael the Archangel. Seven thousand three hundred and fifty-nine 1290.76sqmi
(3343km)

  

  
Sedgwick County One hundred and fifteen Julesburg 1889-04-09 Split fromLogan County. Named for Fort Sedgwick, which, in turn, was named for U.S. Army GeneralJohn Sedgwick (1813 - 1864). Two thousand three hundred and seventy-nine 548.83sqmi
(1421km)

  

  
Summit County One hundred and seventeen Breckenridge 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named for the many highmountain summitsin the area. Twenty-seven thousand nine hundred and ninety-four 618.92sqmi
(1603km)

  

  
Teller County One hundred and nineteen Cripple Creek 1899-03-23 Split fromEl PasoandFremontcounties. Named in honor ofHenry Moore Teller, aU.S. Senatorfrom Colorado AndUnited States Secretary of the Interior. Twenty-three thousand three hundred and fifty 558.58sqmi
(1447km)

  

  
Washington County One hundred and twenty-one Akron 1887-02-09 Split fromWeld County. Named in honor ofGeorge Washington (1732 - 1799), the firstPresident of the United States. Four thousand eight hundred and fourteen 2522.90sqmi
(6534km)

  

  
Weld County One hundred and twenty-three Greeley 1861-11-01 Created as one of the original counties of theTerritory of Colorado. 17 Named in honor of Lewis Ledyard Weld, the first Secretary of theTerritory of Colorado. Two hundred and fifty-two thousand eight hundred and twenty-five 4013.84sqmi
(10396km)

  

  
Yuma County One hundred and twenty-five Wray 1889-03-15 Split fromWashington County. Named for theQuechan (Yuma) NationofNative Americans. Ten thousand and forty-three 2369.61sqmi
(6137km)

  

  

The state of Colorado geographical environment

Colorado is located in the western United States, on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains, the Western alpine terrain
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And the hills, is the eastern plateau. The average height of 2072 meters above sea level, for the 50 states in a state of the highest. The Rocky Mountains The Elbert peak 4402 meters above sea level, the highest peak for the state. The Rocky Mountains to the east of the Colorado piedmont zone, 80 km wide, 440 km long, undulating surface. In the piedmont area of the state's 34% population, accounting for the state 80%. To the east of Plain The temperature region, drought, the average annual precipitation is only 406 mm, 70% Xia Yu . The Rocky Mountains from the central part of the state, a famous The continental divide The eastern the Atlantic basin, Western Pacific Basin belongs to. The Rocky Mountain Slope Platt River and Arkansas River Is a tributary of the Mississippi river, The Rio Grande Into the South The state of New Mexico Finally, into the Gulf of Mexico. Colorado River Thus, it flows southwest into. The Gulf of California . In the state of Rocky Mountain West, many undeveloped, there are small Indian reservations. Mild climate, Denver July temperature of 23 degrees, the mean temperature of January for 2 C.
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The state of Colorado natural resources

Colorado is rich in mineral resources, with gold and silver. The mo, uranium And zinc, vanadium Copper, lead, petroleum, coal and natural gas. Molybdenum production ranks first in the country.

The state of Colorado The proportion of the population

Colorado's population of 4 million 860 thousand, ranked twenty-fourth, of which the white
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People accounted for 82.8% of the total population of Hispanics, Black Asian and Pacific Islander, accounted for 19.7% of the total population, 3.7% and 2.8%.

The state of Colorado Economic overview

The Colorado economy with traditional mineral development and agriculture, is very rich in natural resources, including forests, coal, crude oil, natural gas, gold, silver, stone etc.. The main agricultural products are corn, fruit, beef and vegetables. In order to get rid of. Continuous dependence on mining and agriculture situation, the Colorado government has been taking economic "diversity" as the main goal, has become the manufacturing industry, tourism industry, service industry, high-tech industry, communications and transportation industry in more developed states. The tourism income in the United States ranked eighth, especially in winter ski resort is famous.
The main tourist attractions : the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado national historical relics, historical relics, dinosaur national large Dunes National Historical Relics and natural protection zone, Mesa Grand National Forest, National Forest park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt The National Forest and St. Isabel national forest, White River National Forest, west of elk nature reserve.

The state of Colorado social undertakings

The state of Colorado Education

Colorado developed public education, culture, State University
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Study on energy, mining, environmental protection, biotechnology, pharmacy, genetics, new materials, aerospace, meteorology, telecommunications and computer science is the world's leading level. At present, Colorado Mining Institute, Colorado State University, University of Colorado and other 8 famous universities, 81 colleges, more than 1 thousand and 771 public schools and 499 private schools, 860 thousand students. University of Denver University of International Relations is the center for China-U.S. cooperation.
State university: university of colorado University of Colorado campus, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, stephen, Denver branch of University of Colorado , colorado state university , colorado school of mines , University of Northern Colorado Adams, State College, Colorado State College, University of Colorado, South West of Fort Lewis college, Colorado Institute of technology, metropolitan state college, The United States Air Force Academy .
Private university: University of Denver (University of Denver), the Lorado plateau college, Regis college, Colorado College .

The state of Colorado Service industry

Colorado is a historical and cultural center, has abundant Rich tourism resources, is the winter ski resort, summer is a good place for climbers. The Rocky Mountains Park National Park and the May Shar Di state is the state's most popular attractions. The Olympic training center in Colorado, the main newspaper " The Denver Post "And" Rocky Mountain News ".

The state of Colorado Friendly city

In January 23, 1984, the establishment of friendly relations between provinces and states, and the state of Hunan province; Department of the city of Pueblo city to establish friendly relations with Shandong Weifang city; Denver city and Kunming city in May 15, 1986 to establish friendly city relationship; Boulder With Lhasa in April 10, 1987 to establish friendly city relationship, the United States in November 14, 1989 without stop.

The state of Colorado Traffic conditions

Colorado developed highway and railway system makes it a major
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The commodity distribution center, Colorado state highway 9200 miles, 954 miles of interstate highway, the main 25 and Interstate 40 and in the state of all federal and State Road with convenient transportation network. Denver near Mount Evans road 3400 meters above sea level, is the highest elevation of the road. Railway facilities, there are five main railway connecting the main ports of the United states. Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world (in the airport ranked sixth), there are about 1400 daily flights landing, about 38 million passengers per year.

The state of Colorado Famous characters

Eric A. Cornell (1961-): physicist, because in Bose Einstein
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Condensed achievements won the Nobel prize for Physics
John - Q - Wilson (James Q. Wilson, 1931 - 2012): political science scholars to study public governance is the most famous
Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943): Motor inventor, engineer
Ruth Handel (Ruth Handler, 1916-2002): inventor Bobbi doll
Willard Libby (1908 - 1980): inventor of radiocarbon dating method, the Nobel prize in Chemistry
Douglas Fairbanks (18831939): film actor
Jack Danmsi (Jack Dempsey, 1895-1983): the world heavyweight boxing champion
John Denver (19431997): folk singer
George Gamov (1904 - 1968): physicist, cosmologist, science writer, founder of model hot big bang cosmology
Herbert Kroemer (1928): winner of the Nobel prize for physics, semiconductor research