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Hard Times: 1920-1940

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Land of Contrast: A History of Southeast Colorado As the “Roaring Twenties” dawned, times were not good for many of Colorado’s citizens. The post-war boom ended in a major recession during late 1919. The year 1920 was a continuation of economic insecurity for farmers, miners and manufacturers. The farm industry was particularly hard hit, due […]

Colorado Milling

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Denver Flour Mills – Colorado Milling and Elevator Company (CM&E) Mullen went on to create the Colorado Milling and Elevator Company (CM&E) which by 1889 and owned four mills in Colorado. According to the “Rio Grande Freight Traffic Guide” of 1951 (Tramway Press, 1983) the Hungarian Flour Mills and the Denver Flour Mills were one […]

Train Shuttle in Bristol

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Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Railroads played a significant role in the overall development of Colorado. The document was created as a result of a Colorado State Historical Fund grant awarded to Colorado State Parks for the purpose of preparing a historic context that would assist in evaluation and planning efforts related to railroad abandonments and […]