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Colorado’s First Official State Song

Written and composed by A.J. Fynn, “Where the Columbines Grow” was adopted on May 8, 1915 as the offical state song of Colorado by an act of the General Assembly. While traveling by horse and wagon to visit Indian tribes in the San Luis Valley in 1896, Fynn received inspiration to pen the song after he came across a Colorado mountain meadow blanketed with columbine flowers. He dedicated the song to the Colorado pioneers.