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Thermos, George (created by)
Thermos, George (is related to)
Tikas, Louis (is related to)
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Photograph of the monument to honor the memory of the victims of the Ludlow Massacre, April, 20, 1914 in Ludlow, Colorado. Trees and a fence are in the background. In front of that is the stone memorial. The memorial is a large, square concrete, ornate pillar of sorts. On the side, it reads, "In memory of the men, women, and children who lost their lives in freedom's cause at Ludlow, Colorado, April 20, 1914. Erected by the United Mine Workers of America". Underneath this inscription are statues of a woman, sitting, and holding a child, and to the left of her, and a step lower, is a man, standing. On the base ledge and the corners of the memorial are flowers. By the left-hand, lower corner of the memorial in the picture is an American flag. In the forefront of the picture is a large, metal door that is planted into the ground.
Louis Tikas was a 26 year old Cretan who was leading a strike in the Colorado coal fields when he and 16 others including 13 women and children were murdered by what is known as the Ludlow Massacre on April 20, 1914. This massacre was carried out by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards.
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Photograph, 1990s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3428. Accessed 05/29/23.