Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Colorodo, Colarado (for Colorado)

Colorado means "colored" in Spanish and you can certainly see why when you look at this startling photo. The 38th state (which is also known as the "Centennial State," having been admitted to the union in 1876) was accorded the name Colorado due to its red clay dirt. In fact, according to Wikipedia: "Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, plains, mesas, and canyons." It includes the thirty highest summits in the Rocky Mountains and more national and state parks, historic sites and monuments, wilderness areas and wildlife refuges, than you can shake a colorful stick at. Colorodo shows up four times in OhioLINK, and Colarado twice. Crack open a bottle of Colorado Cola and buzz through today's typo.

("The sun is peeking over the cliff" in Roxborough, Colorado, 2009, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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