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Colorado’s Ludlow Massacre site to be historic landmark

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

LUDLOW, Colo. – The southern Colorado site where 19 striking coal miners and family members were killed in 1914 is being dedicated as a National Historic Landmark.

Gov. Bill Ritter will join United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil Roberts and other UMWA officials for the dedication ceremony Sunday at the Ludlow Massacre Memorial Monument.

The site is 180 miles south of Denver.

The memorial commemorates the deaths, including two women and 11 children, when the Colorado National Guard and private security guards attacked April 20, 1914, on a tent city where striking miners and their families were staying. The people suffocated when the tent they were hiding under was set afire.

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