Ludlow Memorial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Ludlow Massacre memorial is finally being restored.

The granite statues of a man, woman and child stood undisturbed for almost 90 years at the site of the bloody massacre near Trinidad in southern Colorado.

But two years ago, vandals caused significant damage -- including decapitating the statues. No arrests have been made.

Donations came in from around the world to help pay for the 80-thousand-dollar restoration. A rededication ceremony is planned for June Fifth.

On April 20th, 1914 -- the tent city of Ludlow was set ablaze by hired guards and state militia. At least 18 men, women and children were killed.

The miners had been forced from their company-owned homes after going on strike to protest working conditions and pay. Most were immigrants.


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