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Health Care In The Borderlands of Southern Colorado

Visit southern Colorado and you’ll find a blend of cultures. That’s partly because the region belonged to Mexico up until 1848. When the border moved south people from many backgrounds intermingled, melding their traditions. A new exhibit at the Trinidad … Continue reading

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Tarantulas Are On The Move In Southern Colorado

Something creepy takes place in southern Colorado this time of year. Tarantulas appear en masse scurrying across highways and up walls. Arachnologists Paula Cushing, of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Brent Hendrixson of Millsaps College in Mississippi … Continue reading

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Why Folks in Southern Colorado Often Say, “We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us.”

There are families in Colorado who didn’t move an inch, but found themselves in another country. Let’s go back to 1848 — the end of the Mexican-American War. Mexico gave up a huge part of what’s now the southwestern United … 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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