Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Colorado | One of the original homesteaders, Jeremiah Gould, owned 160 acres to the south of “The Rock.” At that time, the community consisted of just a few shacks for prospectors, quarry workers, and other hired hands. Located in an area shielded from the harsh winter storms of the mountains and just outside the reach of the extreme heat of the plains, the Colorado Front Range foothills offered an excellent location for Native Americans and the game they sought for food. Timberlands, grassy plains and foothills, drained by the Arkansas and the Platte rivers, created a sufficient supply of vegetation and water to maintain the antelope, buffalo, deer and rabbit essential to the Native American diet.

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Colorado features the Rocky mountains, pine trees, and one of the state's nicknames; "Colorful Colorado." Colorado became the 38th state in 1876.

Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the 50 United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016.