by Nancy Christofferson HUERFANO — Eighty years ago in September, 1938, Huerfano County was recovering from
Drowned but not forgotten by Nancy Christofferson SOPRIS — If the old coal camp of Sopris were in existence today, it would be observing its 130th birthday. Sort of. The mine at Sopris actually began operations in November 1887, and the first coal was shipped the following January. It was owned by General Elbridge B.