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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.
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

 
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. Touch for map. Monument is on the south side 2.4 miles west of the Ludlow Memorial, also on County Road 44. Marker is in this post office area: Trinidad CO 81082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 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); Celebration & Sorrow (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Ludlow Massacre - Cultural Frontier / Hispano Colorado - El Moro Country (approx. 10.7 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 12.9 miles away); Christopher Carson (approx. 13 miles away); Welcome to Colorado - Trinidad Country / Trinidad - Army of the West (approx. 13.3 miles away); World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ludlow.
 
Regarding Hastings Mine Explosion. 12 miners were also killed at the Hastings mine
Hastings Mine Explosion Marker near site of mine. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 23, 2016
2. Hastings Mine Explosion Marker near site of 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.)
 
Categories. DisastersNotable Events
 
Remnants of the Hastings Victor American Fuel Company coal camp in background. image. Click for full size.
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.
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. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 186 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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