~COLORADO~

It was already dark when I got to Colorado. So aside from some neon in Aurora I didn't see much until I got to Denver the next morning. The mile-high city is a very intersting place. I saw many apparently homeless people there. They were all around the capitol area carrying their belongings in drawstring bags and pillow cases. I walked around the capitol complex for about two hours taking in the sights.
East of Denver, Colorado gently slopes to the high plains. Much of the landscape there is very similar to that I saw in Kansas. I couldn't see the Rockies from where I was in Denver and I didn't see them as I drove east, so I named it the Colorado Rocky Mountain Plains.


The Denver Skyline


The State Legislature Building

The Capitol dome

The Capitol Building

Liberty bell replica

More of the Denver shyline
Fifty-five bells were struck as part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950 with the slogan "Save for Your Independence." They were given to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S Territories, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The Truman Library in Independence, MO has one (Harry was president) and one is in Annecy-le-Vieux, France the city where the replicas were cast in 1950.
The bells were to be displayed for the public and rung on patriotic occasions. Some are rather difficult to locate as they have been relegated to storage and/or refurbishing or to display in universities, libraries and museums.
Those I could find located near or in capitols as originally intended are pictured on these pages.

Denver Art Museum

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Denver wildlife

Limon, Colorado


Music is "Colorado"

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