Walsenburg Mining Museum
112 W. 5th, Walsenburg, CO 81089
For hours of operation, group tours, special programs and much more historical information about Spanish Peaks Country please go to the web site of the
Huerfano County Historical Society
Follow the battles between the coal miners and mine operators in the two-story stone jail built in 1896 and now housing mining displays. Fifty four men, women and children were killed in 10 days during labor disputes. Learn the Walsenburg story of Bob Ford, killer of outlaw Jesse James, and Mary "Mother" Jones, labor leader, and "the most dangerous woman in America". Open jail cells to see the artifacts of the coal mining era. Outside, the bronze statue stands atop a memorial inscribed with local miners' names.Mary Harris Jones "Mother Jones" labor leader during the deadly
1913-14 coal Strike.
Mary Harris Jones "Mother Jones" labor leader during the deadly 1913-1914 coal Strike.