THE TRINIDAD COAL AND COKING COMPANY
As it expanded, the Santa Fe Railroad established its own coal mines and processing operations in order to serve the railroad as well as nearby markets. One such operation, the Trinidad Coal and Coking Company, established a major mining operation at Starkville, a classic company town just south of Trinidad. Sold to the Colorado Fuel and iron Company in 1896, these operations added the regions industrial growth greatly during the late nineteenth century.