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