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Erie’s Coal Mining Past

Posted: September 3, 2015 at 3:41 pm by , in Breaking News, Featured

Erie Co Downtown Historic

Briggs Street in the early 1900s

In advance of Labor Day, we remember workers of yesteryear and miners in Erie. Many listeners are familiar with the Ludlow massacre, but you may be less familiar with the massacre of miners in Erie. James Stull, emeritus professor and author of two books on Erie including his most recent, this year, titled “Out of the Coal Dust:  A Brief History of Erie, Colorado.

 

 

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Main Street Erie, CO

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Josephine Roche