Las Animas

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Latitude / Longitude:

37° 24′ 41.04 N, 104° 40′ 36.95 W



Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)


Brodhead is a ghost town in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States.


The town site is about 2.25 miles (3.6 km) north of Aguilar on the western side of Interstate 25 approximately 18 miles (29 km) north of the town of Trinidad. Nearby points of interest include the Ludlow Monument, a monument to the coal miners and their families who were killed in the 1914 Ludlow Massacre.





Current Status:

Brodhead was a mining town built and owned by a company formed by three brothers: Henry C. Brodhead (President) who was married to the author Eva Wilder Brodhead, Albert G. Brodhead (Vice President), and Robert S. Brodhead (Secretary and General Manager) and operated between the late 1890s and the mid 1960s. The Brodhead brothers had previously operated a mine in Gonzales Canyon between 1896 and 1899. Initially the town was built as a company town


The population was a mix of Mexican and European immigrants. Some of the miners are known to have come from Stafford, England

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