Published: Aug. 30, 2023

Tom Noel, Emeritus Professor of History, recently said one fun fact many people don’t know about Colorado, the 38th state, is that the mountains serve like tentpoles, keeping the land mass from being bigger than it would be if it were flat. “If it were not for all of the mountains, it would be the largest state — if it were ironed out flat," Noel said.

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