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Ludlow Massacre

Las Animas County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 16:20, last changed on 10/23/2018 - 01:07

Las Animas County

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Las Animas County, the largest county in Colorado, covers 4,775 square miles in the southern end of the state, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains . It was originally part of a larger Huerfano County that encompassed all of southeast Colorado. Today, it is bordered by Huerfano County to the...

Ludlow Massacre

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 16:39, last changed on 01/10/2018 - 01:07
The Ludlow Massacre began on the morning of April 20, 1914, when a battle broke out between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at their tent colony outside of Ludlow in Las Animas County . Nobody knows who fired the first shot, but the incident is remembered as a massacre because...

Rev. John O. Ferris

Added by yongli on 09/21/2016 - 14:49, last changed on 08/21/2018 - 01:07
The Reverend John O. Ferris (d. 1942) was a spiritual leader in Trinidad during the Coalfield War and Ludlow Massacre of 1914. Ferris was one of the few people permitted to search the ruined Ludlow tent city for the bodies of slain miners, women, and children, and his account of the days after the...
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