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Nucla’s cooperative roots were part of 19th century movement

In November 1895, The Altrurian — newspaper of the Colorado Cooperative Co. that was trying to establish a collective colony in western Montrose County — issued a warning to people who might wish to join:

“We do not invite any indolent individual, man or woman, that seeks a Colony with the expectation of living easy,” the paper said. “We want willing muscle owners that can swing a pick, turn over a rock, cut down a tree, load a wagon, hold a scraper, drive a team and do a thousand and one things.”

Nucla 10-19-20


bob silbernagel

bob silbernagel

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