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Senator Ken Salazar to introduce a bill making the Ludlow Tent Colony a National Historic Monument.

January 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Sometimes we forget the sacrifices of working men and women from earlier generations. The Ludlow Massacre is one of those events that many of us probably overlook. In 1914, the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners killing 45-50 people (conflicting numbers), some of whom were Mexican-American and a majority of whom were women and children. Colorado Senator Ken Salazar plans to introduce legislation to make the site of the conflict a National Historic Landmark. I commend Senator Salazar for doing this. My grandfather, a union member, worked for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, one of the companies targeted in the Ludlow strike, some forty years after this tragic event for 20+ years.

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  • 1 The Kaiser // Jan 25, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    It’s amazing how long the Rockefeller family has been exploiting and killing human beings for their own profit. Oil, coal, railroads, and banking. Is this what America is all about? The murder and enslavement of poor people of color, so they can live like gods, and dictate policy to the federal government to do their bidding, and make their massive profits. If you actually believe the war in Iraq is about terrorism, then you’re as gullible as the people who think we live in a democracy.

  • 2 La Chola » Blog Archive » Senator Ken Salazar to introduce a bill making the Ludlow Tent Colony a National Historic Monument. // Jan 28, 2008 at 9:56 am

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