Photograph of the gravestone of Louis Tikas. Gravestone is flat and rectangular and appears to be made of a red-brown and black speckled granite. Grass surrounds the gravestone. An American flag is located in the lower left-hand corner. There is also a small wooden rod with white string located at the lower righthand corner. There are four stones located on the gravestone as well. The lowest, most left-hand stone holds down a picture of a pink rose. The gravestone reads: Louis Tikas Born: Ilias Anastasios Spantidakis Loutra Rethymnon. Crete. March, 13, 1886 Died Apr. 20, 1914. Victim of the Ludlow Massacre Organizer for the U.M.W.A. Patriot
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
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Photograph, August 30, 1996, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3431. Accessed 05/29/23.