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The Republic of Colorado[edit]

I was sitting next to a nutter on a plane from Colorado, and he was telling me that "technically" Colorado is an independent republic, as it has never formally accepted the offer of statehood from the U.S. Congress. It was an interesting story, but I can't find any evidence to support it. Does anyone have any information that might give a clue as to the basis for such a claim? I suspect that any notional claim to independence would have been abandoned after they have sent Senators and Congressman to sit in Washington for nearly 150 years. --Legis (talk - contributions) 14:00, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Colorado has been many things, but it was never an independent republic. The United States Congress passed the Colorado Statehood Enabling Act on 1875-03-03, specifying the requirements for the Territory of Colorado to become a state.[1] On 1776-08-01, President Ulysses S. Grant issued a statehood proclamation declaring that the requirements for Colorado statehood had been fulfilled and declaring the State of Colorado to be a full member of the Union.[2] --Buaidh (talk) 13:58, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Forty-third United States Congress (1875-03-03). "An Act to Enable the People of Colorado to Form a Constitution and State Government, and for the Admission of the Said State into the Union on an Equal Footing with the Original States" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-14. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ President of the United States of America (1876-08-01). "Proclamation of the Admission of Colorado to the Union" (php). The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 2008-04-14. Check date values in: |date= (help)

Mexico??[edit]

How can this entry be about the history of Colorado and nowhere does it mention that it once belonged to Mexico. I think a critical part of the "history" of the State is that it was taken by the US when it won the US-Mexico war in the mid 1800's together with much of the Southwest. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.250.118.63 (talk) 03:26, 22 April 2007 (UTC).

Although Spainish cavalry and Mexican traders frequently passed through what is now the State of Colorado, the settlers of Nuevo Méjico made no attempt to settle north of the 37th parallel north until 1851. Although Hispanic settlers from New Mexico were the first to settle the future State of Colorado, the Government of Mexico never exercised control over the future State of Colorado beyond reiterating the territorial claims of the Kingdom of Spain. The Republic of Texas also claimed territory in what is now Colorado and Wyoming, but there is no evidence of any Texian setting foot in this area prior to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. --Buaidh (talk) 14:27, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

This article, and Colorado Territory[edit]

I'm thinking that some of the information about early Spanish exploration that i've just added to this article would be more appropriate in the Colorado Territory article. I'll make the transfer later, if no one else gets around to it. Richard Myers 20:35, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Changes made. Richard Myers 22:30, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

" ... to protect miners"?! (1894)[edit]

I dispute the remark, in section ‘Colorado becomes a state’: “Governor Waite is also noted as one of the few elected officials ever to call out the national guard to protect miners ...”. See, until further notice, the discussion over this question in article Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894 Corriebertus (talk) 14:35, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

False alarm: May/June 1894 the state militia (predecessor of the Colorado National Guard) is called in a second time, this time more or less to protect miners from mineowners. Corriebertus (talk) 15:16, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

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hi — Preceding unsigned comment added by 163.153.27.144 (talk) 15:31, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

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