Trinidad, Colorado


Trinidad Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: 1876

Current Population: 9,000

Peak Population: na

Elevation: 6,010 Feet (1,832 meters)

Primary Mineral: Coal

State: Colorado

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Trinidad Description

Trinidad was incorporated in 1876 and became the supply and transportation center for the region's coal mines. The coal from these mines was highly prized for its quality in creating coking fuels for Colorado's smelters. As the mines and smelters of Colorado grew into a major industry, Trinidad prospered and became a wealthy commercial center full of stunning Victorian homes and buildings.

There is little coal mining left in the region, but Trinidad remains as one of the best-preserved Victorian mining centers in the West.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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