Columbine Mine / Coal Field Country

Columbine Mine / Coal Field Country (HM28YC)

Location: Broomfield, CO 80023 Broomfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.998', W 105° 0.684'

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Colorado's Northern Coal Field: Lest We Forget

Colorado's immense northern coal field, centered beneath these rolling hills, contributed to the early development and growth of Colorado and to the birth of nearby towns. Miners and mine owners in this area battled over issues of workers' conditions, wages and rights through many conflicts over the years. In 1927 tensions mounted for weeks as pickets urged the Columbine Mine workers to join the statewide strike called by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). On November 21, several hundred men and women gathered at the mine, 1-1/2 miles northwest of here. After a confrontation with state police, gunfire erupted killing six union miners and wounding many others. Following this tragedy, mine owners finally signed lasting union contracts with the Union Mine Workers of America (UMWA). The sacrifice of these miners and their families manifested the struggle for the rights and dignity of all Colorado coal miners.

Coal Field Country

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HM NumberHM28YC
Series This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Colorado Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 499026 N 4427753
Decimal Degrees39.99996667, -105.01140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.998', W 105° 0.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 59.88" N, 105° 0' 41.04" W
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Area Code(s)303
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Broomfield Trail, Broomfield CO 80023, US
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