Colorado June 28, 2016
13 Things Everyone Remembers About Colorado In The 1990s
The last decade of the 20th-century was a big one for Colorado. From architectural wonders to new teams to unspeakable tragedies, the Centennial State saw it all. Today we will be taking a look back at a few of the things everyone remembers about Colorado in the 1990s, including:
1. 1990: Wellington Webb makes Denver history by becoming the city's first African American mayor.
2. The average cost of a home in the 1990s was $105,700...
3. ...and the cost to fill up your car was a mere $1.20 a gallon (1997).
4. 1993: The Colorado Rockies baseball team launches, playing at Mile High Stadium...
5. ...until their new home (Coors Field) opens for business in 1995.
6. 1995: Stapleton Airport closes after being officially replaced by the new Denver International Airport.
7. 1996: The body of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey is found in the basement of her family's Boulder home.
The case set off a worldwide frenzy and remains unsolved.
8. The Colorado Avalanche become the first professional team in the state to win a national championship after defeating the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup finals.
9. 1997: The animated series "South Park" airs on Comedy Central and becomes the longest running television series set in Colorado.
10. 1998: The Denver Broncos defeat the Green Bay Packers and win their first national national title in Super Bowl XXXII.
11. 1999: The Denver Broncos defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Back to back, baby!
12. Two Columbine High School students open fire during school, killing 12 students, one teacher, and injuring an additional 21 in what has been referred to as the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.
13. The Pepsi Center, which was built to house the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth, and concerts, opens with a sold out Celine Dion concert.
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