Detail View: Colorado Coal Project: Walsenburg coal miner stories (pt.1 of 2)

Collection Name: 
Colorado Coal Project
Title: 
Walsenburg coal miner stories (pt.1 of 2)
Creator: 
Margolis, Eric, 1947-
Creator: 
McMahan, Ronald L.
Subject: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject: 
Coal miners -- Personal narratives
Subject: 
Martinez, Silverio (Shorty)
Description: 
00:00 Guys at soda counter chatting in English and Spanish 10:00 Setting up and more chatting 20:00 Estimating current population of Walsenburg 30:00 Dan worked in cafe once he was disabled 40:00 Dan didn't speak any English; more about Shorty Martinez 50:00 Who was Major Lester? 60:00 Were there black miners? 1:04:30 End
Description Type: 
segmentSequence
Description: 
Retired miners share memories and anecdotes from their coal mining days. One tells of a serious accident which broke his back. They talk about Ludlow briefly and the 1927 strike, as well as problems they encountered as union members. Notable people they mention are Shorty Martinez, Mother Jones, Jeff Farr, and Major Lester. They remember drinking wine on the weekends playing pool at the YMCA. Every camp had a baseball team, and there is much discussion about which team was the best.
Description Type: 
summary
Publisher: 
University of Colorado Boulder Archives
Contributor: 
Gillas, Nick
Contributor: 
Condors, John
Contributor: 
Martinez, Fritz
Contributor: 
Baragua, Ralph
Date: 
2/3/1978
Type: 
MovingImage
Format: 
video/mp4
Identifier: 
116- Biondi-Sporting Goods
Language: 
English
Relation: 
117-Biondi-Sporting-Goods
Relation Type: 
relatedTo
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/swlzw8
Relation: 
121-Biondi-Brothers_001
Relation Type: 
relatedTo
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/igskgd
Relation: 
120-Biondi-Brothers
Relation Type: 
relatedTo
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/q5wg04
Coverage (Spatial): 
Huerfano County, CO
Coverage (Spatial): 
Walsenburg, CO
Coverage (Temporal): 
1914/1960