Ludlow Tent Colony Site
The Ludlow Tent Colony Site is the Site of the Ludlow massacre in which 20 people died in an attack by the Colorado National Guard on a tent colony of striking coal miners and their families. The colony originated during a coal miners strike that began in September 1913 after miners and their families were evicted from company housing. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 16, 2009. The monument was desecrated by vandals in 2003, but thanks to a preservation grant, it was restored in 2005.
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