The Ludlow Massacre Historical

The Ludlow Massacre Historical (HM1WBI)

Location: Trinidad, CO 81082 Las Animas County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 20.353', W 104° 35.033'

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  On April 20, 1914, the State Militia unleashed an un-warranted attack on striking coal miners and their families living in a tent colony at this site. Eleven children and two women suffocated in a cellar beneath a tent when flames engulfed the overhead shelter. Militia rifle and machine gun fire claimed the lives of at least 5 strikers, an 11 year old boy, and an 18 year old passerby.

  The unexpected attack was the fateful climax of miners attempting to achieve freedom from oppression at the hands of coal company officials. Miners were forced to live in company owned camps, buy from company owned stores, and educate their children in company dominated schools. Miners worked unduly long hours under hazardous conditions for meager pay.

  On Sept. 23, 1913, miners struck in protest of their conditions, calling for recognition of the United Mine Workers union. Eventually the alleged peace keeping militia became infiltrated with company gunmen, leading to this — the Ludlow Massacre.
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HM NumberHM1WBI
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Year Placed1918
Placed ByUMWA L.U. 9856 Dist. 15
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 536859 N 4132585
Decimal Degrees37.33921667, -104.58388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.353', W 104° 35.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 21.18" N, 104° 35' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)719
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31523-32427 Co Rd 44, Trinidad CO 81082, US
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