Aug 22, 2016
I am so proud to have been a part of this project, and connect with those in this beautiful community of Salt Creek in Pueblo County, Colorado, where the history is rich and the roots run deep. The oral histories of the people brings the community to life through memories and visualizations of times past.
The Salt Creek Memory Project will be unveiled on September 16, 2016 in the High Vista Gallery of the El Pueblo History Museum.
"Salt Creek Memory Project is a community-based public history project that documents the stories of the Salt Creek community in Pueblo County, Colorado. Salt Creek, a traditionally Mexican-American community, sits under the towering shadow of the steel mill and was named for the black water that flowed through their land. Many Creekers (as they sometimes refer to themselves) worked in the mill or on the farms just east of their neighborhood. Past and present residents collaborated with El Pueblo History Museum to co-author the rich history of their community. Oral histories are part of that collaboration, and are available here. In addition, the community has worked with muralist, Sophie Fernandez Healey, and fine arts photographer, Kellie Cason O'Connor, to artistically tell the story of Salt Creek."
The project was made possible by:
* Past and Present Residents of Salt Creek
* Colorado Creative Industries
* CSAC: Community Service Advisory Commission -- a Pueblo County and City of Pueblo Partnership
* Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo
* Dominick and Christine Fratterelli Estate