The comments section is a treasure trove of personal connections to the event, perspectives from Coloradans, links to related stories, and more good music from Woody.
Here's a sample:
"I live in Denver and the parents live in New Mexico, So i pass the plaque all the time on the highway and wonder. Thank you for telling me. I appreciate that this state did have some early progressives. Not many, but a few." --COwoman
"My grandfather was one of the striking miners. He sent my grandmother, my father (who was 5 at the time) and my aunt to Ohio to live with his sister as they were thrown out of their house in Berwind. An interesting bit of history is that it was the first time the machine gun had been used by a US military unit in a hostile action - and there were some people that were thrilled with their new toy. If you haven't read it The Coalfield Wars by George McGovern is an excellent history of the strike and the surrounding corporate and political corruption. --carver
"I grew up in Colorado (Denver) and I don't recall ever hearing this story - even from my progressive parents (who grew up in Kansas). I don't think many in Colorado know this. I hope that changes. Thank you for the diary, will be getting those books you sourced!" --Clytemnestra
And as a bonus (!), the diary got noticed by bendygirl who runs a cool labor blog I've been following called Union Gal. You definitely want to check out her blog.