Larkin recognized for role in history preservation

By Staff

Karin Larkin

Karin Larkin, curator, Department of Anthropology at CU Denver, was recently recognized for her role in preserving southern Colorado history.

History Colorado presented the department with its Stephen H. Hart Award for its work with the Ludlow Tent Colony Site during a Feb. 6 ceremony in Denver. From 2001 to 2005, Larkin worked as the project director for the Colorado Coalfield War Archaeology Project at DU.

The awards are named in honor of Steven H. Hart, Colorado’s first state historic preservation officer, and cofounder of the Holland and Hart law firm.

In 1914, Ludlow, near Trinidad, was the site of a battle between striking coal miners and Colorado militia where 21 people were killed. The event sparked extensive labor and mine safety reforms across the United States. Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the strike and massacre. A statewide committee is planning events along the Front Range to commemorate these important events.