Detail View: Colorado Coal Project: Interview with unnamed miner (probably Pete Pentazes)

Collection Name: 
Colorado Coal Project
Title: 
Interview with unnamed miner (probably Pete Pentazes)
Creator: 
Margolis, Eric, 1947-
Creator: 
McMahan, Ronald L.
Subject: 
Coal miners -- Children -- Colorado
Subject: 
Coal miners -- Personal narratives
Subject: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject: 
Coal mining -- Colorado -- Las Animas County
Description: 
The interviewee (probably Pete Pentazes, owner of the abandoned coal mine, Prosperity Mine no. 2) relates wandering the area as a child and finding slugs fired by the militia. He mentions the Rapson mine, owned by Sam Taylor; McVale's mine; Spencer's mine; and Prosperity mine no. 1. He would rather work in the mines than in many construction jobs. His father started Prosperity Mine no. 2 about 1956. They operated as a family mine, without major injuries; they used the coal for heat and sold some by the truckload. The mine was eventually closed because it could not meet governmental regulations.
Description Type: 
summary
Publisher: 
University of Colorado Boulder Archives
Contributor: 
Pantazes, Pete 1894-1984
Contributor: 
[Pentazes, Pete 1894-1984]
Date: 
8/20/1978
Type: 
Text
Format: 
text/pdf
Identifier: 
narv_coloradoCoal_transPantazes
Language: 
English
Relation: 
207-Pantazes
Relation Type: 
relatedTo
Relation href: 
http://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/s/1cgnmw
Coverage (Spatial): 
Prosperity Mine Number 2, CO
Coverage (Temporal): 
1950/1978