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Date:
October 6, 2022
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:

Heritage Room, Pueblo Heritage Museum

Address:
201 W. B Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Cost:
FREE!
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The Mining History of Fremont County, Colorado

Thursday, October 6, 2022

The Pueblo Archaeological and Historical Society welcomes you to this free public lecture on the Mining History of Fremont County. Joshua Broussard, Assistant Paleontologist in Cañon City, will speak about Fremont County’s colorful history of mining and mining communities. Find out Canon City’s mining history involving coal, brick clay, and hard rock mining for important metals like copper, gold, and uranium. Get a glimpse into the past of the Canon City coal field and the many mining towns that dotted the county, each with their own unique history. See where the oldest oil well in the western US was dug and how Canon City was connected to the atomic age.  Joshua is a paleontologist and geologist working in the Canon City area with the many important and historic fossil sites around Fremont County and the Front Range region.

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