Colorado: Then and Now
“Gold! Gold!! Gold!!! Gold!!!! Hard to get and heavy to hold.” (Coel 1) Headlines in 1858 when gold was found along the Platte River. Which started a
booming economy in mining. Some struck it rich and some moved on. Some did farming and ranching, while others started a new business and some saw the
money in tourism. In time some of these people have continued to become successful and others have found wealth.
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a prosperous and large state, but it is one of the best states to work, raise a family, or just visit.
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