Erie’s Coal Mining History
Erie was founded by a traveling preacher, Reverend Richard Van Valkenburg.
He spent many years in another Erie – that the man in Pennsylvania – earlier traveling west in 1866 for his wellbeing, only to operate in the plantations near Central City.
The Erie were a part of the larger Iroquois country. The word “Erie” signifies “extended tail,”“cat,” or “raccoon,” due to the mountain lions that roamed the area where the tribe lived on the eastern side of the country by Buffalo, New York to Eastern Ohio.
Before being called Erie, the Colorado town was called Coal Park.
Downtown Entertainment District
Last May, Erie opened its own ‘Downtown Entertainment District’ — a weekly event that enables patrons of participating institutions to obtain their alcohol to-go and revel in it in the city’s “Common Consumption Area.”
One of them include: The Rose Cafe, The Dugout, the Thursday Farmers’ Market, Old Mine to get a beer or some veggie, Azteca for Mexican cuisine and 24 Carrot was highly Suggested for local food. To get a cup of java, Cristos appeared to be a neighborhood favorite for cold brew.
Read the natives’ suggestions under!
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