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Lessons from Ludlow: After 90 Years A Rockefeller Visits Southern Colorado

A postcard depicting members of the Red Cross searching ruins of the Ludlow tent colony. -Courtesy Jodene Parlapiano After a 90-year absence, a Rockefeller has returned to Pueblo. Once considered the wealthiest family in the world, the Rockefellers are often … Continue reading

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It’s Taken 90 Years But A Rockefeller Is Coming Back To Pueblo

A century ago, Colorado Fuel and Iron was a powerful force in the state. It employed thousands of workers at its giant steel mill in Pueblo and at dozens of coal mines throughout the area. Its legacy is still strong … Continue reading

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What happened after the Ludlow massacre 101 years ago?

One hundred and one years ago today, the Ludlow Massacre in southern Colorado shocked people around the country. Striking coal miners and their families living in a tent city were attacked by company guards, leaving 21 dead. The Ludlow Massacre … Continue reading

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Steel Mill at night, Pueblo Colorado

The smokestack at the steel mill was lit for a couple of hours last week. So I dashed over to shoot some pix.

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Colorado Coalfield Wars through the Eyes of Children

A century ago, coal miners in southern Colorado went on strike to demand better working conditions. In response, their employer forced thousands of miners and their families out of company-owned homes; they moved to tent cities set up by the … Continue reading

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Memories of Steel

The state’s unemployment rate is slowly falling, but Pueblo County’s remains stubbornly high. It’s above ten percent, the highest among Colorado’s metro areas. There was a time, though, when Pueblo was home to one of the largest private employers in … Continue reading

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