Ludlow, Colorado: Ludlow Massacre - Birthplace of Public Relations

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Address:
CR 44, Ludlow, CO
Directions:
I-25 Exit 27, 12 miles N of Trinidad on CR 44.
Hours:
May be gated dusk-dawn. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Ludlow Massacre Memorial.

Ludlow Massacre - Birthplace of Public Relations

Large granite monument and death pit mark spot where striking miners met a militia backed by the superrich. The United Mine Workers of America commissioned the 1914 massacre memorial.

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Ludlow Massacre - Birthplace of Public Relations

It is closed to make repairs.

[Christy, 10/18/2021]

An undated paper sign advises it will take at least two months to complete.

Ludlow Massacre Monument.

Ludlow Massacre - Birthplace of Public Relations

Moved me more than expected.

[Had2thinkawhile, 08/05/2021]

The monument's proximity to the Death Pit doors is an upsetting artifact of that day's tragedy.

Ludlow Massacre - Birthplace of Public Relations

Very easy to find. Not kept up very well, and that seems sad, especially since it is a memorial to an event of such a horrific crime.

[Shelley R, 10/15/2020]

Death Pit.

Ludlow Massacre - Birthplace of Public Relations

Opening the door to the Death Pit was very moving when you consider that 11 children and 2 women died in that hole from the fire that raged above their heads. Grave marker at NE corner of memorial is that of Michael Livoda, union organizer.

[Meg Zorn, 11/08/2019]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Coke Ovens of CokedaleCoke Ovens of Cokedale, Cokedale, CO - 14 mi.
Art CartopiaArt Cartopia, Trinidad, CO - 11 mi.
Canary in a Coal Mine MemorialCanary in a Coal Mine Memorial, Trinidad, CO - 13 mi.
In the region:
Tiny Jail, Branson, CO - 44 mi.

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