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This site highlights the history and archaeology of the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914. Browse object photographs, check out the exhibit, and read about the history of the strike.

Please remember as you browse the site, there are many perspectives on the events of the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914. Historical reconstruction is always controversial, and the events surrounding the strike can be told from multiple points of view    

Goals of the Project

1. Provide a resource for undergraduates and/or their teachers on the subject of the archaeology of the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914.  

2. Increase access to information on the archaeological collections associated with the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914 that are currently stored at the University of Denver.  

For more information about the archaeology and history of the Colorado Coalfield Strike of 1913-1914, please check out the reference page on this site and visit:


The object images and text on this website are not covered by copyright.  Please feel free to download and use the object images.  

The historic photographs are owned by the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy department (http://history.denverlibrary.org/) and History Colorado. Use rights will apply.


The Ludlow Tent Colony and Berwind archaeological sites are precious resources that belong to all of us.  The Ludlow Tent Colony site is a National Historic Landmark that has great value to the descendants of the strikers and the United Mine Workers of America.

We ask that if you visit the site that you take care not to disturb the landscape or artifacts in anyway.  Archaeologists carefully record the placement of all materials recovered from an archaeological site. Removing objects from an archaeological site causes irreparable damage to the information than can be scientifically gathered.  

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