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The colorado fuel and iron company (CF&I) began production in 1872 and grew to become the largest steel mill in the western united states and a firm of enormous importance to the industrialization of the american west. Washington university occupational therapy the first steel mill west of the mississippi river, CF&I also played a pivotal role in the tumultuous history of american labor relations. By the turn of the 20th century the company was the largest private landowner and the largest employer in colorado. CF&I mines and mining towns operated throughout the west, while subsidiary companies stretched from massachusetts to california. Its mills in pueblo, colorado provided iron and steel products for agriculture, transportation, mining and other indust ries critical to western development. The company fueled immigration of ethnic groups to work in its mines and mills, playing an important cultural role in diversifying a burgeoning population.

Copies of the film are now on sale at the steelworks center of the west, 215 canal st., pueblo, CO 81004. The cost is $24.99+tax, and proceeds go to help us preserve the history of the colorado fuel and iron co., pueblo, and the industrial west. They make a great holiday gift!

• educational programming continues as a mainstay of our activities for students from kindergarten through college. Thousands of elementary students toured the museum to learn the history of CF&I and its connection to their heritage. Monthly free science saturdays are a family learning experience serving hundreds of kids this year with hands-on experiments to learn about science, technology, engineering and math. And interns from CSU-pueblo are creating exciting online projects using materials from our archives collections.

• we’re excited to be working on a new major museum exhibit to tell the story of energy in the west. The centerpiece of the exhibit will feature artifacts and large machinery rescued from the black hills energy 5&6 power plant, to illustrate the history of coal-fired electrical generation. American college of surgeons the current exhibit in our special exhibits hall interprets the history of the CF&I company stores. This exhibit was made possible through collaboration with the pueblo county historical society.

• I’m especially pleased to announce that we’ve signed a contract with ancestry.Com. They will digitize, index and make accessible online 460,000 employee records from the expansive steelworks archives’ CF&I collection. The ancestry.Com contract provides us with ten free licenses to their subscription database, so we are building a family history research center to provide free access to ancestry.Com for steelworks center members.

• would you like to see colorado’s 27 th national landmark in pueblo? We’re working with the national park service to have the steelworks center property declared just that! This would be a great distinction for pueblo. The designation will be based on the CF&I steel mill’s contribution to the industrialization of the west. We expect a decision from the park service in late 2017 or early 2018.

• have you been wondering what that orange fence around our north parking lot is all about? We’re really close to finally beginning construction of the steelworks park, a roadside promenade featuring large artifacts and machinery from the steel mill, as well as a larger than life bronze steelworker statue. American university careers we’re hoping this will attract many more travelers off I-25 and into pueblo.

If you’d like your donation to be designated to support educational programming, the steelworks museum, or the steelworks archives, please note that in your colorado gives donation. If not, your donation is appreciated to help keep the lights on, maintain and insure our buildings and grounds, and to pay a very dedicated and hardworking staff. Thanks in advance for your support!