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Colorado Fuel & Iron

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 16:45, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:04
The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) was a coal and steel company based in Denver and Pueblo. Most of its coal mines were located in southern Colorado. Its only steel mill was located in Pueblo. The firm came into existence as a result of a merger between the Colorado Coal and Iron Company...

Colorado’s New Energy Economy

Added by yongli on 02/06/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 09/03/2017 - 01:07
The term New Energy Economy refers to the transition of a state’s energy economy from one based purely on fossil fuels to one that includes a higher percentage of renewable energy sources. State-level energy policies have been the primary force moving the United States toward a greener economy, and...

Crested Butte

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 16:36, last changed on 09/02/2017 - 01:07

Crested Butte

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Founded in 1878, Crested Butte is a former coal-mining town turned ski resort nestled in the Elk Mountains of northern Gunnison County . The town lies about twenty-eight miles north of the county seat of Gunnison and about the same distance south of Aspen . At nearly 9,000 feet of elevation and...

Fremont County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 10:47, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07
Fremont County is located in south-central Colorado, bordered by Park and Teller Counties to the north, El Paso County to the east, Pueblo County to the southeast, Custer County to the south, and Saguache and Chaffee Counties to the north. Fremont County comprises 1,533 square miles with an...

Ludlow Massacre

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 16:39, last changed on 09/01/2017 - 01:07
The Ludlow Massacre began on the morning of April 20, 1914, when a battle broke out between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at their tent colony outside of Ludlow in Las Animas County . Nobody knows who fired the first shot, but the incident is remembered as a massacre because...

Western Slope

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
“A Fantasy land,” “a mystique,” “a state of mind”—these are only some of the expressions used to describe the Western Slope of Colorado, commonly defined as the roughly one-third of the state that lies west of the Continental Divide . The serpentine divide forms the region’s eastern boundary,...
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