Colorado Was the First State in America To Have These 10 Things
Colorado may not have become a state until Aug. 1, 1876, but that doesn't mean we've never been first to the party. How many things can you think of started here in the Centennial State?
Colorado introduced the world to places like Casa Bonita and Chipotle. Colorado was the first state to approve the sale of medical marijuana and then recreational marijuana. What other things got started here? Open our station app to chat about some Colorado firsts that you remember.
America's Favorite Lunch Was Introduced in Colorado
The world can thank Denver, Colorado, for introducing the word "cheeseburger." The trademark went to Louis Ballast of the Humpty-Dumpty Barrel Restaurant in 1935. A granite marker explaining Ballast's restaurant's site still remains in Denver at 2776 N. Speer Blvd.
Colorado Loves to Cuddle
Legend has it that the maids at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs stitched together America's first "Teddy Bear" and gifted it to then-President Theodore Roosevelt, who visited Colorado many times.
Ladies First In Colorado
Colorado was the first state to give women the right to vote in America. The state enacted equal suffrage by referendum on Nov. 7, 1893. The rest of the country took until about 1920 to pass the 19th Amendment.
Keep going to see the list of ten things that started right here in the Centennial State.