Erie High School Football

Erie High School Football

By Lew Holloway and Jean Holloway Prologue From 1900 to the late 1940s, Northern Colorado Coal Fields led U.S. production. It took coal miners from Superior, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, and Fredrick, who supplied coal throughout the western states. The labor was...
A Coal Mine Family “Life of labor”

A Coal Mine Family “Life of labor”

By Lew Holloway Black Gold This story begins many million years ago. At the time, much of the earth was covered with heavy vegetation. Forests of trees and ferns were thick and lush. Unlike today’s, strange creatures, animals, and birds were everywhere. The...
The Erie Pickle Factory

The Erie Pickle Factory

By Lew Holloway The town of Erie once had a pickle factory. Kuner-Empson Cannery of Longmont, Colorado, owns the Erie facility. It was on the south edge of town, next to Perry St., a former dirt street. Using the word factory is stretched. The facility only fermented...
Number Please

Number Please

By Lew Holloway Every town has a story. This story is about Erie, Colorado. I am not one of the first to write about the small village of the past. Erie has a rich history, which several excellent writers have documented. Some have published books, while others just...

Kiln Dried

By Lew Holloway This Story Took Place During the Summer of 1953 Erie had a Burlington Railroad switch track. It ran north and south from Anderson St. to Wells St. During the sugar beet season, it was used to store empty gondolas. The switch track was ideal most of the...
THE END OF AN ERA

THE END OF AN ERA

By Lew Holloway Many years ago, around 1945, my grandfather took me to watch the activity at the Morrison Mine, located east of Erie. The mine authorities were bringing up mules from the underground stables. The mules had been maintained underground throughout their...