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Ludlow Mining Massacre Centennial Anniversary

On April 20, 1914, twenty men, women and children were killed during a mining strike in Ludlow, Colorado.

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Courtesy of the Denver Public Library

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Courtesy of the Denver Public Library

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Ludlow Tent Colony before the fire-Courtesy of the Colorado History
Ludlow Tent Colony before the fire-(Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Children in tent city during miner's strike-Courtesy of the Colorado History
Children in tent city during miner's strike (Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Zanatell Family Living in Forbes Tent Colony (Courtesy of Denver Public Library)
Zanatell Family Living in Forbes Tent Colony (Courtesy of Denver Public Library)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Camp Beshear-Union Mine Workers of America Military Headquarters in Trinidad, Colorado- Courtesy of the Colorado History
Camp Beshear-Union Mine Workers of America Military Headquarters in Trinidad, Colorado- (Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Strikers tent colony in Ludlow, Colorado-1914-Courtesy of the Colorado History
Strikers tent colony in Ludlow, Colorado-1914-(Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Courtesy of the Denver Public Library

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Armored car used by militiamen. Courtesy of the Denver Public Library

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Courtesy of the Denver Public Library

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April 1914-"Militia aboard a flatbead arriving at the scene of the trouble"-(Courtesy of History Colorado)

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One of the striking miners shoots back at militiamen-Courtesy of the Colorado History
One of the striking miners shoots back at militiamen-(Courtesy of History Colorado)

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A melted clock from one of the burned tents at the Ludlow Massacre. One of the artifacts on display at the Pioneers Museum exhibit (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
A melted clock from one of the burned tents at the Ludlow Massacre. One of the artifacts on display at the Pioneers Museum exhibit (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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View of ruins of Ludlow Tent Colony after massacre (Courtesy of the Colorado History)
View of ruins of Ludlow Tent Colony after massacre (Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Hanging Lamp Hardware (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Hanging Lamp Hardware (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Members of the Red Cross search the ruins of the Ludlow tent colony-Courtesy of the Colorado History
Members of the Red Cross search the ruins of the Ludlow tent colony(Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Irish Whiskey Jug (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Irish Whiskey Jug (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Scene at Ludlow after attack. (Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Four Pieces of Mining Company Scrip (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Four Pieces of Mining Company Scrip (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Ludlow tent colony after the disaster-Courtesy of the Colorado History
Ludlow tent colony after the disaster-(Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Plates (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Plates (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Kettle (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Kettle (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE

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Wives of miners protesting against Mother Jones imprisonment in Trinidad, Colorado-Courtesy of the Colorado History
Wives of miners protesting against Mother Jones imprisonment in Trinidad, Colorado-(Courtesy of History Colorado)

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Miners funeral in Trinidad, Colorado-Courtesy of the Colorado History
Miners funeral in Trinidad, Colorado-Courtesy of the Colorado History

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