Ludlow Massacre Hidden History
The United States has a history of Massacres.
The Ludlow Massacre is one of them where the Miners of
A Colorado mine were attacked by the Colorado National Guard
and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company.
Over 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow,
Colorado, on April 20, 1914. Where attacked for refusing to move
and refusing to to work. Hiding and forgetting such massacres
allow them to be repeated.
Upon striking, the miners and their families had been evicted from
their company-owned houses and had set up a tent colony on public property.
The massacre occurred in a carefully planned attack on the tent colony by
Colorado militiamen, coal company guards, and thugs hired as private detectives
and strike breakers. They shot and burned to death 18 striking miners and
their families and one company man. Four women and 11 small children died
holding each other under burning tents.
Later investigations revealed that kerosene had intentionally been poured
on the tents to set them ablaze. The miners had dug foxholes in the tents so
the women and children could avoid the bullets that randomly were shot through
The tent colony by company thugs. The women and children were found huddled
together at the bottoms of their tents.
The Baldwin Felts Detective Agency had been brought in to suppress the Colorado
miners. They brought with them an armored car mounted with a machine gun—the
Death Special— that roamed the area spraying bullets. The day of the massacre,
the miners were celebrating Greek Easter. At 10:00 AM the militia ringed the
camp and began firing into the tents upon a signal from the
commander, Lt. Karl E. Lindenfelter. Not one of the perpetrators of the slaughter
were ever punished, but scores of miners and their leaders were arrested and
black-balled from the coal industry.
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