• Diavolo Coals

    Artifact Spotlight-Scatter Tags

    An interesting advertising item used by the coal industry throughout the United States from the 1920 through the 1950s was the scatter tag. These cheap cardboard or foil covered cardboard tags were quite literally scattered in loads of… Read More

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    Mine Safety

    Historian Thomas Andrews writes in in his award winning book, Killing for Coal, that between 1884 and 1912, Colorado miners averaged 6.81 fatalities per thousand workers employed, more than twice the national average.  By the mid-1910s, the numbers… Read More

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    Our Latest Virtual Exhibit is Now Online!

    Our most recent virtual exhibit, Primero: Colorado Fuel and Iron’s Model Town, is now online. It focuses on the mining town of Primero, a small company-owned mining community near the Purgatoire River in Las Animas County. Primero had… Read More

The Steelworks Center of the West, originally established in 2000 as the Bessemer Historical Society, in Pueblo, Colorado, operates the Steelworks Museum and Steelworks Archives. Currently under development is the Steelworks Park, an outdoor space featuring large steel mill artifacts, and a future multi-use Steelworks Center to be built in the fully restored former 1901 CF&I Main Administration Building.

Diavolo Coals

Artifact Spotlight-Scatter Tags

An interesting advertising item used by the coal industry throughout the United States from the 1920 through the 1950s was the scatter tag. These cheap cardboard or foil covered cardboard tags were quite literally scattered in loads of… Read More

Learn More
safety poster 1954

Mine Safety

Historian Thomas Andrews writes in in his award winning book, Killing for Coal, that between 1884 and 1912, Colorado miners averaged 6.81 fatalities per thousand workers employed, more than twice the national average.  By the mid-1910s, the numbers… Read More

Learn More
min_p_1333  min_p_1337
min_p_1288B
min_pri_0017 scm-7-4  8

Our Latest Virtual Exhibit is Now Online!

Our most recent virtual exhibit, Primero: Colorado Fuel and Iron’s Model Town, is now online. It focuses on the mining town of Primero, a small company-owned mining community near the Purgatoire River in Las Animas County. Primero had… Read More

Learn More