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Walsenburg Mining Museum

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The Walsenburg Mining Museum tells the story of the “city built on coal". Located in the old county jail originally built in 1896, examine artifacts, photographs, mining tools, equipment, and memorabilia. Learn about the Ludlow Massacre, when in 1914, striking coal miners were attacked at their tent colony by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards. Among those killed were 2 women and 11 children. Also visit the Ludlow Memorial which was erected by the United Mine Workers of America near the tent site just a half mile west of I-25. It is now a National Historic Landmark and a continuing reminder of the struggle for workers’ rights.

112 W 5th St A
Walsenburg, CO
(719) 738-2840


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