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New Castle in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

New Castle Coal Mine Memorial

 
 
New Castle Coal Mine Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. New Castle Coal Mine Memorial
Inscription.  
This memorial is placed in honor of the men who lost their lives in the coal mines of New Castle.

Vulcan Mine - February 18, 1896
{List of names}

Vulcan Mine - December 12, 1913
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Vulcan Mine - November 4, 1918
Milton Bellm • Craddock Davis • Robert Wilks

 
Erected 2004 by Town of New Castle and Alpine Bank.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources. A significant historical date for this entry is February 18, 1896.
 
Location. 39° 34.272′ N, 107° 31.941′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Colorado, in Garfield County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Located in Burning Mountain Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 West Main Street, New Castle CO 81647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Episcopal Church (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Exchange Stables (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barry Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jolley Trail (approx. ¾ mile away).
 
More about this memorial. Alpine Bank funded the bronze coal miner statue, which was created by Roaring Fork Valley resident Grant Ballin. The town of New Castle funded the granite memorial.
 
Regarding New Castle Coal Mine Memorial. The park where this memorial is located is called Burning Mountain Park. It refers to the historic coal seam fire that has been burning for more than 120 years in the nearby coal mines. It is the longest burning fire in the country. In the winter months you can see smoke rising from the site of the fire on Burning Mountain, even from as far back as I-70.
 
Also see . . .  New Castle, Colorado: a coal town that survives despite disaster. (Submitted on July 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
New Castle Coal Mine Memorial in Burning Mountain Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. New Castle Coal Mine Memorial in Burning Mountain Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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