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National Guardsmen at Ludlow Colony

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Two National Guardsmen pose with rifles in the burned tent colony of Ludlow shortly after the massacre in 1914. The guardsmen, who were sent in by Governor Elias Ammons to keep peace during a strike between the United Mine Workers and Colorado Fuel & Iron, instead helped instigate the massacre on April 20 and burned the colony. Thirteen women and children died in the blaze.

Ludlow, CO
Las Animas County

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