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“They tried to make do as best they could.” #Walsenburg, Colo. Historian Reflects On The Great Depression And Today’s Pandemic

As part of KRCC’s Shortening the Distance project, producer Shanna Lewis got in touch with historian Carolyn Newman. She’s 88 years old and has lived in the same house in Walsenburg for 60 years. Listen at krcc.org

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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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Walsenburg: A Crossroads Town

In the late 1800s, people from around the world flocked to southern Colorado, lured by the prospect of jobs in the coal mines. Many of them settled in Walsenburg, about 50 miles south of Pueblo. Along with gouging hundreds of … Continue reading

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