We were actually drawn to this area by the “ghost town” of Ludlow and found this monument.

 

Ludlow Memorial - Massacre Historical Plaque

Ludlow Memorial – Massacre Historical Plaque

One of the dark days of American history here when in 1914 striking miners were massacred by the company they were striking against.

 

Ludlow Memorial - Massacre Victims Plaque

Ludlow Memorial – Massacre Victims Plaque

The victims included women and children as well as a passer-by.

 

Ludlow Memorial - Monument Front

Ludlow Memorial – Monument Front

This is the monument erected in their honor.

 

Ludlow Memorial - Monument Backside

Ludlow Memorial – Monument Backside

The backside of the monument.

 

Ludlow Memorial - Mining Cart

Ludlow Memorial – Mining Cart

Such a shame that such an event happened at all in such a beautiful setting.

 

 

This was an interesting find. I was never aware that such an event took place. Lost to most history taught to us but still remembered today by this monument. A very nice place to visit on a beautiful day.

For more info about the massacre go to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre

 

 

Ludlow Memorial Monument

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