Forgotten Coal Towns of Colorado
At the close of the 1800s and the beginning of 1900s Colorado coal towns were isolated, populated mostly by immigrants and driven by the dangerous work–mining coal.
This combination of place and people created relations contributed to the town’s deeply close community. This unique set of circumstances gave birth to a town life very different from the typical rural America at the turn of the century.
We met two men who are son’s of European immigrants, one from Poland and one from Italy, who’s fathers came to America for the purpose of mining coal. Last Saturday, with two award winning camera directors, we took them back to the exact mining camps where they grew up, and listened to their stories. The coal mine corporation and the geography of Southern Colorado with their extremes, were the America they accepted and loved, to this day. We believe what they told us are worthy of sharing through the making and broadcasting of our next documentary. Stand by for an invitation to the premier!
“My father went to work in the dark, worked all day in the dark and came home in the dark so my brothers and sisters and I could have a better life in America.”
From Mists of Time is dedicated to telling stories through state-of-the-art cameras and technology told to us from those who were there, for those who will follow. We took Dom and Ted back to the coal mines of their father’s to hear their stories. Now we will make a film celebrating this part of Americana. iIf you agree with what we do, please consider supporting the making of our documentaries.
Patty Butler Spiers, Director of From Mists of Time, a Colorado Non-profit Corporation.
Matt Alvarado and Daniella Aguilar