Ludlow is a work of historical fiction based on the true story of the Ludlow Massacre.
In 1913, a brutal putdown of a coal miners’ strike in Southern Colorado ended in the deaths of eleven children, two women, and three men at the hands of the Colorado National Guard, an event that became known as the Ludlow Massacre. It was a watershed moment in the history of labor relations, changing the public’s attitudes about workers, child labor, and more.
Ludlow tells the story of the strike through the experiences of the miners and their families and a ranching family living nearby on the banks of the Purgatoire River. Thrown together by chance, they become allies in the fight for human rights and justice.
The ranching family is fictional. The death of the innocents is not.