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On August 16, 1928, Josephine Roche signed a collective bargaining agreement with the United Mine Workers of America, the first time the UMWA had won a contract in Colorado. This came about due to an unusual set of circumstances that were unique in early twentieth century American history. But we can learn a lot about […]

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On March 18, 2022

We have our first new National Park Service site under Biden (not including him making Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante whole) and it is a much needed one, making another of the Japanese conce

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Mapping the KKK

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On September 21, 2021
Did you ever wonder, “Hey, did any Klansman live in the house I now occupy?” Well, if you live in Denver, you can find out the answer! Names. Home and business addresses. Phone numbers. Dues payments. The neatly typed ledger entries march across row after row, page after page, their ordinariness belying their significance. Almost […]
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Texans in Colorado

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On January 3, 2021
Rich right-wing Texans have taken over Colorado ski towns. This is pretty well known and bemoaned throughout the West. And while you can certainly argue that Crested Butte’s attempts to kick out second home owners in March to save the town from COVID infections was not a well-thought out plan, the reaction of the rich […]
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On November 21, 1927, Colorado state police massacred six striking coal miners at the Columbine Mine in Serene, in what was just one of so many instances in American history of government using police forces as the private strikebreaking army of employers. Colorado miners, both in coal and hard-rock, had helped define American labor history […]

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On April 21, 2018

This is just great. Democrats have secured a candidate on the ballot in every 2018 Colorado congressional, statehouse and major statewide race. The last candidate to make the ballot and fill out the p

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