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

Collection Name: 
Colorado Coal Project
Title: 
Walsenburg coal miner stories (pt.2 of 2)
Creator: 
Margolis, Eric, 1947-
Creator: 
McMahan, Ronald L.
Subject: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject: 
Coal miners -- Personal narratives
Subject: 
Coal miners -- Labor unions -- Colorado -- History--20th century.
Description: 
Retired miners share memories and anecdotes from their coal mining days. They recall stopping trains during strikes to catch scab workers and losing their jobs for belonging to the union. The coal company controlled every aspect of their lives. They describe newer mining methods with machines. There is some discussion about the on-going strike. The leadership of Lohn L. Lewis is lauded -- in contrast to that of current union officials -- and they explain that not until Roosevelt's administration did coal miners get empowered. They look through photographs of people, mines and camps, first aid classes, canaries, and oil lamps. The last quarter of the video is outdoors near Pictou Mine, where the former owner talks about running the saloon and store during the Prohibition. The abandoned mine's dump heap, mostly rock, is in the background and they explain that the coal content smolders for many years.
Description Type: 
summary
Description: 
00:00 Strike breakers were brought in from Kentucky and Illinois 10:00 Talking about mining machines and methods 20:00 Talking about the IWW strike in 1927 30:00 No video: looking at photos of Ludlow camp 40:00 Looking at old statements and receipts 50:00 Dan got caught finding alcohol for a man during Prohibition 60:00 Tells how kids played on coal dump heaps 1:01:30 End
Description Type: 
segmentSequence
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: 
117-Biondi-Sporting Goods
Language: 
English
Relation: 
116-Biondi-Sporting-Goods
Relation Type: 
relatedTo
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/9n3uj0
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): 
Pictou Mine, CO
Coverage (Spatial): 
Walsenburg, CO
Coverage (Temporal): 
1914/1978