Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25th, 1911 started as an ordinary day. The employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory clocked in, expecting an ordinary day. But 3/25/11 was destined to become a day that is forever marred by grief and loss.

A fire broke out and spread quickly. 146 workers, mostly young immigrant  girls died from the fire.

Like the tragedy of the Titanic a year later, the deaths of innocent people forced the hands of the powers that be to make positive change.

In a few weeks is the 115th anniversary of the fire.

May the memories of those who were lost be a blessing to those who knew them best. May we, the living, learn from the mistakes of our predecessors and not let greed prevent us from doing what is right.

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One response to “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

  1. This was such an enormous–and preventable–tragedy. I remember reading a YA novel based on it when I was very young. It made a huge impression on me. Thanks for blogging about it!


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