Tag Archives: Coal mining

Fletcher, William L. – OH1960

William Fletcher, a lifetime resident of Erie, Colorado, describes the town’s history since the early 1900s, focusing on the 1930s-1940s. He discusses his family, including anecdotes about growing up, going to school, and his father’s experience as a coal miner. … Continue reading

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Silva, Dolores – OH1886

Dolores Silva is a long-time resident of Lafayette, Colorado.  She was born at home in Denver in 1929 with the assistance of a midwife.  Her mother was from Taos, New Mexico; she was part American Indian, and when orphaned as … Continue reading

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Montour, Eleanor – OH1860

Eleanor Montour, whose mother founded Clinica Campesina, talks about her family and her life growing up in Lafayette, Colorado. She describes what it was like for her grandfather and father working in the fields and the mines. She also discussed … Continue reading

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Summers, Betty – OH1433

Betty’s early jobs (Lafayette bus station, Woolworth in Boulder). Coal mining in Lafayette area, medical care for miners and families. Coal mining in Trinidad area (miners’ houses, mine strike of 1913, attending school in Brodhead). Telephone operator in Lafayette and … Continue reading

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McGinn, Elinor – OH1119

People: John L. Lewis, George Creel, Francis Perkins, Tony Boyle Places: Lafayette, Superior Topics: coal mining, Rocky Mountain Fuel Company (ownership, reforms, treatment of miners), New Deal, health department in Department of the Treasury, United Mine Workers (unionization of coal … Continue reading

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Machin, Marge and Ted T. Asti – OH1097

People: Josephine Roche   Places: Superior   Topics: Childhood in Superior, recreational activities, father’s death in coal mine, transportation, raising children, Mother’s Club, changes in Superior, traffic, stores, United Mine Workers, Rocky Mountain Fuel Company, mine company houses, mine company … Continue reading

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Sampson, Joanna F. – OH1096

People:  Albert McHevick, Arthur Lakes, Brett Wheeler, Don Dimico, Frank McHevick Jr., Harold DeBaker, Joe Janicke, Joseph Gabriella, Paul Sibley, Todd Hunter   Places: Boulder County, Foxtown, Marshall   Subjects: City of Boulder Open Space, City of Boulder Landfill, coal … Continue reading

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Acklin, Denzil – OH1098

People: Jennie Acklin Crawford, Violet Gardner, Dave Kerr, George Kupfner   Places: Superior, Industrial Mining Camp   Topics: Industrial Mining Camp, houses, boarding house, Morell farmhouse and barn, diagram showing layout of camp, fence built during mine strikes, 1938 flood … Continue reading

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Jim Luxner – OH1083

James Luxner lived in the Industrial Mining Camp and in Superior during his childhood. His father and grandfather were miners in Colorado; his father working in the Industrial Mine until it closed in 1945. James talks about his life as … Continue reading

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Morgan, Robert – OH1081

People: Laverne Roach   Places: Superior, Industrial Mine Camp, Industrial Mine   Topics: coal mining, mining wages (1931-1945), mining conditions, mining job descriptions, rescue group, Mine Workers Union, Black Lung disease, Industrial Mine Camp, mining camp homes, mining camp children’s … Continue reading

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