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Coal Mining in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:06, last changed on 04/15/2022 - 10:14
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, coal mining was the most important industry in Colorado. Coal mines served as the crucibles of empire, churning out the fuel needed to power the railroads, precious-metal mines, and smelters that helped develop the region. They were also...

Huerfano County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 12:36, last changed on 01/30/2021 - 09:49

Spanish Peaks

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Huerfano County, named for the Spanish word for “orphan,” covers 1,750 square miles in south central Colorado, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and south of the Wet Mountain Valley . The southern part of Huerfano County is part of the Raton Basin, a geological formation that has produced...

Spring Creek Fire

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 16:31, last changed on 02/13/2021 - 10:52
Started by an illegal campfire on June 27, 2018, the Spring Creek Fire raced across 108,045 acres of forested foothills in southern Colorado, near La Veta Pass on the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley . By the time it was fully contained on September 10, the Spring Creek blaze was the third-...
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