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“Ludlow Massacre”

Reviewed 15 February 2018

I've driven by the signs that point to the Ludlow Massacre many times over the years but this time decided to stop to learn about a time in history I knew nothing about. I found a memorial site out in the middle of nowhere that described the attack and massacre on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow. Approx 26 men, women and children were murdered by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company. The workers were primarily striking due to poor wages and work conditions. Free to check out one of the many sad moments in American history. Recommended

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We first visited the Ludlow site in the 1980's. The last few years, my wife kept saying we need to stop again and that we did on this trip through Colorado. We noted some changes over the last 30 years, and were sad to learn of the vandalism a few years back. I would say that the current setting offers a good explanation of what you are visiting and that the Union members have taken great pride in keeping this story alive.
The historical part itself is a sad moment in time, but unfortunately not an isolated incident. My wife's grandfather was a Pennsylvania coal miner and brought up a family of ten in some very trying conditions over 100 years ago. It was the efforts of these early miners and union members that produced the 40 hour work week with a lunch break and a rest break. It is sad that this site honors women, children, and miners who were murdered for standing up for what was right,

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A very important piece of history. It should be on everyone's to do list if you are traveling that way. It offers a lot of good information. It explains what lead to the massacre, the massacre itself, and then what happened afterwards in the country as it relates to workers rights.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This important monument needs to seen by all who work for a living. The mindsets of the psychopathic persons responsible for this violence, are STILL with us. This mentalily, of those who killed innocents, seemingly morphed into real estate brokers and land developers, along with the banksters who fund them. And these modern day greedy jerks are who OWN our lives today.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

For some reason, we had a hard time finding this. Be sure to consult a map. A very beautiful memorial. Worth the stop.

Thank Karyn B
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