Artifact Spotlight-Survey Compass

Throughout the late 19th and 20th century, CF&I dominated local and regional land ownership in the Western United States with land holdings and mining interests in six different states. To decide where to purchase land or where to… Read More

CF&I Field Day

The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company‚Äôs annual summertime picnic was a highly anticipated event. Known as Field Day, it was a time for merriment, seeing old friends and acquaintances, and relaxing. The first official Field Day exercise occurred… Read More

Artifact Spotlight-Optical Pyrometer

With temperatures reaching into the thousands of degrees in the steelmaking process, CF&I employees found it much safer to regulate and record accurate temperatures using a tool known as an optical pyrometer. This pyrometer, which dates to the… Read More


Many people who visit the Steelworks Center remember as a child of the 1950s through the early 1980s traveling in the family car to north eastern edge of the mill property or along the extreme southern edge near… Read More