Colorado Fuel and Iron: Culture and Industry in Southern Colorado

Colorado Fuel and Iron

Industry in the American West is a fascinating topic that many of us in the southern Colorado community believe is worth exploring, and this project is a result of that. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I), historically one of the most powerful corporations in the West, is particularly interesting because so many of us here in Colorado and the surrounding area trace our heritage back to the miners and steelworkers who worked for that company. Many of those who worked for CF&I were immigrants who came to this country to take advantage of the opportunities that CF&I provided, and in most cases they brought their families with them. 

The photographs and articles in the following pages were written and assembled by staff members and volunteers from the Steelworks Center of the West, with the help of students from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Our hope is that this will become a community-driven project, so if you have something to contribute please let me know
and be sure to check back often for updates! This exhibit was last updated in October, 2020. 

The drop-down menu in the upper left hand corner will provide you with the table of contents. Most of the photographs in this exhibit were provided by the Steelworks Center of the West in Pueblo, Colorado, and if you would like to view the Steelworks Center's complete collection you can browse their extensive online database.

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