Tell us about some fact or piece of trivia about your city or state that is interesting but little-known.
The city zoo is one of approximately 10 accredited zoos in the entire nation that does not receive a penny of taxpayer money. It’s also the only zoo that’s built on a mountainside.
The capitol building is truly unique. It contains a type of stone called variously Colorado Rose Onyx or Beulah Red Marble (for the town of Beulah), which is actually a type of reddish/pinkish-colored marble. Here’s a picture of it.
It came from a single quarry, and has never been discovered anywhere else, before or since. So as far as anybody knows, the Colorado capitol contains quite literally the entire world’s supply of this stone.