Happy Fourth of July from UCEC

We hope everyone has a great Independence Day filled with friends and family, hotdogs, watermelon and of course, fireworks. 

For your enjoyment, we found a few fun Fourth of July "factoids." Enjoy!

Everyone Can Visit Liberty
There are 59 counties and census places in the U.S. that contain the word "liberty." Liberty, Colorado near Mead was once a small community with several businesses and a school. 

It's Possible to Hike from the Fourth of July Trailhead
This popular and patriotic trailhead in Nederland, CO, northwest of the UCEC headquarters, is the starting place for the hike to the alpine Diamond Lake. Arrive early for a spot in the parking lot, especially on weekends. 

It's a Time to Eat Millions of Hot Dogs
July Fourth is the "biggest hot dog holiday of the year," according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone. Source: Huffington Post

Turtle Soup Won't Be on the Menu
According to historic legend, on July 4, 1776, John Adams — who fought for independence and later because the second President of the United States — and his wife, Abigail, sat down for a celebratory meal of turtle soup, New England poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas and boiled new potatoes. They followed the meal with Indian pudding or the homely 19th century dessert apple pandowdy. Apparently, turtle soup was once a summertime specialty. Source: Delish.com