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Ludlow in Las Animas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ludlow Tent Colony Site Memorial

The Ludlow Massacre

 
 
Ludlow Tent Colony Site Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
1. Ludlow Tent Colony Site Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
the men, women and children,
who lost their lives
in freedom's cause
at Ludlow, Colorado
April 20, 1914.

 
Erected 1918 by United Mine Workers of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceLabor UnionsLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1914.
 
Location. 37° 20.353′ N, 104° 35.035′ W. Marker is in Ludlow, Colorado, in Las Animas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Road 44 and 61.5. Located about 1 mile west of Interstate 25, exit 27. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinidad CO 81082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ludlow Massacre (here, next to this marker); The Story (here, next to this marker); Company Towns (here, next to this marker); Celebration & Sorrow (here, next to this marker); Legacy
Ludlow Tent Colony Site Memorial (rear view) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
2. Ludlow Tent Colony Site Memorial (rear view)
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(a few steps from this marker); Tent Life (a few steps from this marker); History Revealed (a few steps from this marker); Rediscovering Ludlow (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ludlow.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Ludlow Massacre. (Submitted on December 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. The ruins of Ludlow Tent Colony. (Submitted on December 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Door to cellar where 2 women and 11 children died. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
3. Door to cellar where 2 women and 11 children died.
Plaques on monument and UMWA sign. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
4. Plaques on monument and UMWA sign.
Description of massacre, Victims of Massacre, UMWA local district, National Historic Landmark designation
Ludlow Memorial entrance area. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
5. Ludlow Memorial entrance area.
Monument is behind tree. Also many other markers near monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jun. 30, 2022