“Children of Ludlow: Life in a Battle Zone, 1913-1914”

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On September 1913, the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company evicts striking miners and their families from company-owned homes in mining towns of Southeastern Colorado. The men and their families move into tent colonies and suffer through a harsh winter and spring. Tensions increase between miners and the Colorado National Guard on April 20, 1914 known as the Ludlow Massacre. The deadly skirmish left twenty people dead, twelve were children. The exhibit looks at the children’s story of these ill-fated events.