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Trinidad in Las Animas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Coal Miners’ Memorial

1996

 
 
Coal Miners' Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Coal Miners' Memorial
Inscription.
Southern Colorado Miners Memorial
1996

Ben Johnson
Artist

 
Erected 1996 by the Trinidad-Las Animas County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Coal Miners Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 37° 10.091′ N, 104° 30.402′ W. Marker is in Trinidad, Colorado, in Las Animas County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 160) and North Convent Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 West Main Street, Trinidad CO 81082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coal Miner's Canary (a few steps from this marker); A Clash of Cultures (within shouting distance of this marker); The Santa Fe Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinidad's First City Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Viet-Nam War Memorial (approx. mile away); Welcome to Colorado - Trinidad Country / Trinidad - Army of the West (approx. mile away); Women & Children's March, 1914 (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trinidad.
 
Regarding Coal Miners' Memorial.
Coal Miners' Memorial showing rest of inscribed names. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Coal Miners' Memorial showing rest of inscribed names.
This is a life-size monument of a coal car and miners, cast in bronze by local artist Ben Johnson. The some 1,500 active, past, retired and deceased member's names of the coal mining industry, from 24 states, are inscribed on the base of the monument. Replicas of the memorial and inscriptions in the black granite base of the monument, provide money for support of education through scholarships, as well as maintenance of the memorial.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Coal Mining in Colorado. (Submitted on December 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Coal Miners' Memorial in Birdcage Plaza. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Coal Miners' Memorial in Birdcage Plaza.
Coal Miners' Memorial bronze statue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
4. Coal Miners' Memorial bronze statue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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