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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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Documentary Spotlights Greek American Miners In Shadow Of Ludlow Massacre

On September 15, 1913 the United Mine Workers union voted to strike in southern Colorado to protest dangerous working conditions and poor pay. The strike eventually blew up into one of the the most violent times in labor history. In 1914, … 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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Remembering the Ludlow Massacre 100 years later

The Ludlow Massacre, one of history’s most violent moments in labor relations, took place on April 20, 1914 on the prairies of southern Colorado. The massacre was part of the Colorado Coal Field Wars, a longer conflict over dangerous working … Continue reading

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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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