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Colorado Coal and Iron Company

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Colorado Coal and Iron Company was formed in 1880 when three Denver and Rio Grande subsidiaries controlled by William J. Palmer merged. These were the Colorado Coal and Steel Works Company, the Central Colorado Improvement Company, and the Southern Colorado Coal and Town Company.[1] In 1888, Edward J. Berwind was president.[2] In 1890 the company appointed Henry S. Grove to serve as president. Grove, a recognized "Captain of Industry" would eventually merge the company with the Colorado Fuel Company to form the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, which for many years was Colorado's largest employer and dominated industry around the state for decades.[3]

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Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture


  1. ^ James Whiteside, Regulating danger: the struggle for mine safety in the Rocky Mountain coal industry, U of Nebraska Press, 1990, page 7
  2. ^ Schreck, Christopher J. (2018). "Berwind Coal Mine (El Moro No. 2)". Colorado Fuel and Iron: Company Mines. Columbia, SC: Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, University of South Carolina. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  3. ^ Pueblo, CO, retrieved February 20, 2010 Archived April 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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