If you're like us, you love sifting through old photos from Colorado's past. We did a little digging and found some photos you might like as much as we did.

When Did Colorado Become a State?

Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. Hence the name the Centennial state, marking 100 years of the United States.

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Before becoming a state, the territory was home to indigenous tribes, the Spanish, then followed by pioneers and gold prospectors.

Colorado's Population Throughout the Years

Before statehood, Colorado was home to around 34,000 people. During the 1880s the population boomed to over 100,000 citizens. Colorado continued to grow through the 1890s into the early 1900s reaching 1-million people by the 1930s.

Today, Colorado is home to over 5.7-million people, with the majority living on the Front Range. The largest city, and also the capital, in Colorado, is Denver, with a population of over 2.8-million people.

Enjoy a trip through Colorado's historic past.

28 Random Historic Photos from Around Colorado

Colorado's history runs deep. From pioneers making their way across the United States to gold prospectors searching for riches, you'll find the state's historic past no matter where you look.

Take a gander through these photos from black and whites, to hand-drawn sketches of historical events.

Most Beautiful Places In Colorado According To You

We may not be able to identify the most beautiful spot in Colorado, but we can make a list of beautiful places across the state. We recently asked you what the most beautiful spot in Colorado is, and we were able to come up with a nice list of places you're going to want to check out in your future travels.

See How the Most Dangerous Cities in Colorado Rank

Some of Colorado's most dangerous cities may not come as a total surprise, but the way they rank might. See the cities that made the list, along with the FBI data that goes with it.

The Most Dangerous Colorado Counties to Drive Based on Fatal Accidents

While six Colorado counties managed zero fatal accidents in 2020, the rest were not nearly as safe to drive in.