A Brief History of Erie, Colorado

A Brief History of Erie, Colorado

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From 1866 until 1979, Erie was one of the largest coal-producing towns in the nation. Numerous settlers contributed to building Old Town and making it one of the liveliest communities in northern Colorado. The Columbine Mine massacre in 1927 incited major changes to coal mining practices, inspiring unionization efforts nationally. The improved rights and working conditions that miners struggled to win benefit employees across America today. Emeritus Professor James B. Stull illuminates Eriea€™s earliest pioneers, houses, schools and churches and the towna€™s enduring evolution.Graham Circle/Way James W. and John Graham, miners; Thomas E. Graham, owner of the Eagle Mine and chief chemist ... establish the town Holden Court Eugene Holden, doctor Holeman Drive Holeman, doctor Hughes Drive E.C. Hughes, anbsp;...

Title:A Brief History of Erie, Colorado
Author:Jim Stull
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2015-07-06


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