Festivals & Events:
Western Federation of Miners Exhibit Opening
Over a century ago, Telluride was the site of conflicts as deeply-seated as any known in history. The Western Federation of Miners was at the epicenter of labor disputes that saw the imposition of martial law as mining here met the industrial age head-on. This astonishing page in Telluride’s history lends us lessons on nothing less than the measuring of worth, the extents to which people can be driven, the effect of poor management decisions, the effects of government adopting corporate objectives and the heroism of young idealists.
Remembering the Western Federation of Miners
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