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

Hastings Mine Explosion

1917

 
 
Hastings Mine Explosion Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
1. Hastings Mine Explosion Monument
Inscription.  
In memory of the 121 men
who lost their lives in the
Hastings Mine explosion,
April 27, 1917

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNotable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1917.
 
Location. 37° 20.33′ N, 104° 37.518′ W. Marker is in Ludlow, Colorado, in Las Animas County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 44 and County Road 51, on the left when traveling west on County Road 44. Monument is on the south side 2.4 miles west of the Ludlow Memorial, also on County Road 44. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ludlow Tent Colony Site Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Ludlow Massacre (approx. 2.3 miles away); Legacy (approx. 2.3 miles away); History Revealed (approx. 2.3 miles away); Rediscovering Ludlow (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Story (approx. 2.3 miles away); Company Towns (approx. 2.3 miles away); Celebration & Sorrow (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ludlow.
 
Regarding Hastings Mine Explosion.
Hastings Mine Explosion Marker near site of mine. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
2. Hastings Mine Explosion Marker near site of mine.
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12 miners were also killed at the Hastings mine in 1912, caused by an explosion of gas due to a defective lamp. During the time period 1896 – 1917, there were at least 181 mine fatalities at the Hastings mine.
 
Also see . . .  Hastings Mine Disaster website. (Submitted on July 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Remnants of the Hastings Victor American Fuel Company coal camp in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
3. Remnants of the Hastings Victor American Fuel Company coal camp in background.
Coke oven remnants of the Hastings Victor American Fuel Company coal camp. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
4. Coke oven remnants of the Hastings Victor American Fuel Company coal camp.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 196 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Oct. 7, 2022