Ludlow in Las Animas County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Hastings Mine Explosion
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. Touch for directions.
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 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 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.)
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