Colorado was part of the Western energy and resource extraction empire in the early 20th century.
For Mother Jones, defeating this empire and replacing it with a workers republic was an essential goal.
Trade unionists, socialists and others were the center of contesting Rockefeller and others. It was a brutal war and is still not part of American history textbooks.
2014 was the 100th year anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, in which 11 children and 2 women were snuffed out as the huddled in caverns beneath their tents, after having survived a horrific winter kicked out of their company-owned houses.
We will be posting about that and many other events and struggles in Colorado.