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Colorado Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Tim Allen actor
  • Philip Bailey singer
  • Vance Brand astronaut
  • Clara Brown founder of Denver's first Sunday school, first African American to come to Colorado in the gold rush of 1859.
  • Zachery Ty Bryan actor
  • Arleigh Burke four-star admiral usn
  • William Byers founder of the Rocky Mountain News
  • Scott Carpenter astronaut
  • Lon Chaney, Sr. actor
  • Mary Coyle Chase playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Adolph Coors founder of the Adolph Coors Company
D - G
  • Jack Dempsey boxer
  • Ralph Edwards television entertainer
  • John Elway football player
  • Douglas Fairbanks actor
  • Thomas Hornsby Ferril poet laureate
  • Eugene Fodor violinist
  • Chris Fowler sports broadcaster
  • Gene Fowler author
  • Richard "Goose" Gossage baseball player, broadcaster
  • Michael Grimm singer, songwriter
H - K
  • Ruth Handler toy maker
  • Jon Heder actor
  • Pat Hingle actor
  • John Kerry politician
  • Ken Kesey author
L - M
  • Homer Lea soldier, writer
  • Willard Libby chemist
  • Little Raven arapahoe indian chief
  • Jake Lloyd actor
  • Ted Mack television host
  • James S. McDonnell founder McDonnell Corp (now McDonnell-Douglas)

O - P

  • Chief Ouray ute indian leader
  • David Packard co-founder Hewlett-Packard Company
  • General William Jackson Palmer founder of Colorado Springs, developed the first narrow gauge railroad
  • Ryan J. Parker actor
  • Antoinette Perry director, actress
  • AnnaSophia Robb actress
  • Karl Rove presidential advisor
  • Barbara Rush actress
S - V
  • Florence R. Sabin pioneer in science and public health
  • Robert Seiwald inventor
  • Alan K. Simpson u.s. senator
  • John "Jack" Swigert Jr. nasa astronaut
  • Lowell Thomas author, newscaster
  • Dalton Trumbo author
  • Amy Van Dyken olympics gold medalist
  • Frank Welker actor
  • Byron White supreme court justice
  • Paul Whiteman conductor, musician
  • Connie Willis author

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Colorado Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Denver Adams 303
Alamosa Alamosa 719
Englewood Arapahoe 303
Aurora Arapahoe 303
Pagosa Springs Archuleta 970
Springfield Baca 719
Las Animas Bent 719
Longmont Boulder 303
Boulder Boulder 303
Broomfield Broomfield 303
Salida Chaffee 719
Cheyenne Wells Cheyenne 719
Idaho Springs Clear Creek 303
La Jara Conejos 719
San Luis Costilla 719
Ordway Crowley 719
Westcliffe Custer 719
Delta Delta 970
Denver Denver 303
Dove Creek Dolores 970
Littleton Douglas 303
Avon Eagle 970
Colorado Springs El Paso 719
Elizabeth Elbert 303
Canon City Fremont 719
Glenwood Springs Garfield 970
Black Hawk Gilpin 303
Granby Grand 970
Gunnison Gunnison 970
Lake City Hinsdale 970
Walsenburg Huerfano 719
Walden Jackson 970
Denver Jefferson 303
Arvada Jefferson 303
Littleton Jefferson 303
Eads Kiowa 719
Burlington Kit Carson 719
Durango La Plata 970
Leadville Lake 719
Fort Collins Larimer 970
Trinidad Las Animas 719
Limon Lincoln 719
Sterling Logan 970
Grand Junction Mesa 970
Creede Mineral 719
Craig Moffat 970
Cortez Montezuma 970
Montrose Montrose 970
Fort Morgan Morgan 970
La Junta Otero 719
Ridgway Ouray 970
Bailey Park 303
Holyoke Phillips 970
Aspen Pitkin 970
Lamar Prowers 719
Pueblo Pueblo 719
Meeker Rio Blanco 970
Monte Vista Rio Grande 719
Steamboat Springs Routt 970
Center Saguache 719
Silverton San Juan 970
Telluride San Miguel 970
Julesburg Sedgwick 970
Breckenridge Summit 970
Woodland Park Teller 719
Akron Washington 970
Greeley Weld 970
Yuma Yuma 970

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