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Colorado Fuel and Iron Company

 Organization

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Mike Livoda, 1968 November 8

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-011
Overview Mike Livoda came to the United states from Yugoslavia in 1904 when he was sixteen. He worked in a Montana coal mine in 1907, and then came to Denver, Colorado in 1910 as a union man. Livoda worked in Denver until 1912, when he began organizing miners in Walsenburg, as a part of the United Mine Workers of America. He was severely beat up in Ravenwood, Colorado, three miles out of Walsenburg, for his union role.
Dates: 1968 November 8; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Oren F. Bridwell, 1968 July 25

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-009
Overview Oren F. Bridwell worked as a navy operator and was sent to work in Denver in 1945. He left the navy in 1947 as a LT. Commander. Before working for the Navy, Bridwell worked at the Climax Mine in Leadville, Colorado. After a strike, he went to work with an insurance company that was created by the coal operators. They couldn't buy insurance any other way, so they all contributed to the one they created.
Dates: 1968 July 25; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Ralph Gallegos, 1989 September 30

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-015
Overview Ralph Gallegos went to school in Primero, Colorado. His grandfather came to the area in 1900 at the age of eighteen.
Dates: 1989 September 30; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Robert and Dorothy Jackson, 1984 September 22

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-008
Overview Robert Adison Jackson went to West Minister College and then graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1919 as a geologist. He came to Pueblo, Colorado in 1923 and was licenced as an engineer in 1928. Jackson worked in Walsenburg, Colorado for five or six years and then went to the CF&I Denver office in 1936. In 1946 he moved to Arkansas until 1961. Jackson retired in 1964.
Dates: 1984 September 22; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Robert Jackson, 1984 July 18

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-007
Overview Robert Adison Jackson went to West Minister College and then graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1919 as a geologist. He came to Pueblo, Colorado in 1923 and was licenced as an engineer in 1928. Jackson worked in Walsenburg, Colorado for five or six years and then went to the CF & I Denver office in 1936. In 1946 he moved to Arkansas until 1961. Jackson retired in 1964.
Dates: 1984 July 18; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Stephen A. Hart, 1975 July 2

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-012
Overview Stephen A. Hart was the grandson of John L. Jerome. Was State Historic Preservation officer. Board of Directors for National Sugar Manufacturing Co. Father was secretary of CF&I. Grandfather's family came from England to Massachusets than upstate New York at Pompei.
Dates: 1975 July 2; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Vic Johnson, 1969 June 7

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-001
Overview Vic Johnson was a superintendent for the Rolling and Finishing Mill, at the CF&I Steel Corporation.Began working at mill at 12 1/2 years old. Tom Verde was foreman. Began at rail mill as door puller (opened cover while charging). Other boys were Nettie Ryan, Alfred Ecklund, Mike Burke (a heater), John Hollywood (heater-controlled temperature), Frank Mitchell (blooming mill roller). Victor was a door boy for 6 months at .10 cents per hour. Later was a gas reverser for 9 months at .11 cents...
Dates: 1969 June 7; Digitization: 2006

Oral History Interview with Vic Johnson, 1969 June 13

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Identifier: BHS-SCA-021
Overview Victor Johnson was the superintendent of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation's Rolling and Finishing Mill. Began working at mill at 12 1/2 years old. Tom Verde was foreman. Began at rail mill as door puller (opened cover while charging). Other boys were Nettie Ryan, Alfred Ecklund, Mike Burke (a heater), John Hollywood (heater-controlled temperature), Frank Mitchell (blooming mill roller). Victor was a door boy for 6 months at .10 cents per hour. Later was a gas reverser for 9 months at .11...
Dates: 1969 June 13; Digitization: 2006