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Immigrant Employees of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company

A Steelworks Center of the West Digital Humanities Project

Christopher J. Schreck, Author

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Coal Ridge (Wheeler)

Coal Ridge was the largest on the Wheeler vein. Originally opened by Wheeler & Devereux, the mine was later purchased by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company in 1888. Located on Burning Mountain, the Consolidated boasted of rich coal veins more than 50 feet thick.

Location: Garfield County

Years of Operation: 1889-1892

Total Production (tons): 23,637
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