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Colorado Coal War

2014-04-20 14:55:34.262388+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Ludlow: One hundred years of silence

Frank Petrucci’s three brothers and a sister died in the Colorado Coal War. His family and the nation still struggle to talk about it.

A little more on this era of American history in high school would, I think, make for a better informed populace.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-04-21 05:53:57.904052+00 by: Shawn

Agreed. And thank *you* for sharing. I missed all of U.S. history in high school, so I find this kind of thing extra educational.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-04-21 16:30:12.14501+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I can't help but think that much of my hardcore Libertarian phase could have been skipped had I understood about the actual history of how the violence between union and those who'd avoid slave labor only in name actually played out.