Colorado Coal and Iron Company
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
David Carter graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1933, came to work for CF&I in 1934 and spent two years working at the Sunrise Mine in Wyoming. Originally he worked as a rodman for fifty-five cents an hour. Then he did geology work for about twenty-five dollars a week.After coming to Pueblo, Colorado, Carter became the chief engineer in 1945. He retired in 1970.
David Ellingwood came to CF&I in 1950 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire. He was a geologist in the mining department. First his job was to expand the limestone reserve, later he examined iron in Arizona and in the 1960s he examined copper. In the 1970s he became the Chief Geologist, and his reports were very well indexed.
James G. Wark started in the CF&I mining department in 1958 and became a manager of mines on January 1, 1980. Wark then became the head of Evergreen Resources, a subsidiary of CF&I,which sold off chunks of CF&I property in the 1970s.
Jasper Butero was born at the Sopris Mining town owned by CF&I. His father moved there in 1901 after living three years in Louisiana. Butero was one of five brothers and graduated high school in 1936. He went to junior college for two years while working in the coal mines in the summer.In total he worked in the coal mines from 1941-1960, even making up to $4,800.00 one year. Butero was married in 1939.