Trinidad Coal and Mining Co.Inv# MS2548
Stock printed by Mills & Co. Lith., Des Moines, Iowa. Signed by A.G. Stark. The town site of Starkville was named for Albert G. Stark who opened one of the first coal mines in the region around Trinidad. Santa Fe railroad interests established their own coal mines and processing operations, principally to the railroad and nearby markets in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. Their subsidiary, The Trinidad Coal and Mining Co. developed motor mining operations at Starkville, Co., a classic company town just south of Trinidad. Finally sold to Colorado Fuel & Iron Company in 1896.
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