Detail View: Colorado Coal Project: Coal mining in the Tobasco Mine

Collection Name: 
Colorado Coal Project
Title: 
Coal mining in the Tobasco Mine
Creator: 
Margolis, Eric, 1947-
Creator: 
McMahan, Ronald L.
Subject: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject: 
Frederick (Colo.)
Subject: 
Coal miners -- Personal narratives
Subject: 
Coal mine accidents -- Colorado--History
Description: 
00:00 Setup and chatting 10:00 Pictures and info about sons and daughters 20:00 Setting up, raising shades, etc. 30:00 Looking at coal mining photographs 40:00 How they survived while Genaro was recovering from an injury. 50:00 How much coal he dug and loaded, how it got taken out. 55:30 End
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Description: 
This coal miner came to Colorado in 1920 from a small town in Italy, and he worked in the Tobasco mine. His father, too, had worked the coal mines around Trinidad. The interviewers show him panoramic photographs of mining towns and he points out the company store, YMCA, boarding house, mule barn, etc. He talks about his accidents and recounts fatal accidents he witnessed. While recovering from a cracked pelvis for two years, the family survived on credit and the children working. He says he much preferred hand loading coal since there was the variety of digging, loading, checking ceiling structure, and waiting for the coal car to return. With machines it is a monotonous job all day long. He also describes working with mules and recalls how much he loaded and what he was paid.
Description Type: 
summary
Publisher: 
University of Colorado Boulder Archives
Contributor: 
DeSantis, Rose
Contributor: 
DeSantis, Genaro
Date: 
1/5/1978
Type: 
MovingImage
Format: 
video/mp4
Identifier: 
110-DeSantis
Language: 
English
Relation: 
111-DeSantis
Relation Type: 
relatedTo
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/aw1ab0
Relation: 
112-DeSantis
Relation Type: 
relatedTo
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/6b68vk
Coverage (Spatial): 
Frederick, CO
Coverage (Spatial): 
Tobasco, CO
Coverage (Temporal): 
1902/1950