Ludlow Massacre Memorial


In 1913 striking coal miners relocated their families into tent colonies on leased land near the coal camps. The largest colony, Ludlow, housed more than 1000 people. Colorado State Militia was sent in to subdue the clashes between strikers and coal companies. On April 20, 1914 militia men with machine guns, fired upon Ludlow tent colony relentlessly. By the next morning the site, once covered by hundreds of tents, revealed nothing more than charred rubble remains. The bodies of two women and 11 children were found huddled within a tent cellar. The memorial statue at this site sits next to the tent cellar where they were found. The site has an interpretive kiosk.


I 25 exit 27 W to CO Rd 44
Trinidad, CO 81082


37.33918300, -104.58387300
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