On this day 100 years ago the Triangle Shirtwaist disaster struck the heart of the Garment District in New York City. This would be a ironic culmination of all of the picketing that had been going on for over the last year for safer work environments for these shirtwaist workers. Triangle was known as one of the safer places, still in need of much work, but if this was safe - I can't imagine how the other facilities were!
Today we take time to remember those lost in this tragic fire. You can read my previous post - Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: LEARN IT! - for additional information. If you are in NYC today you may see some sidewalk chalk drawings commemorating the lives lost. If you happen to hear bells ringing at 4:45 PM this is to correspond when the alarm was sounded for the fire (this is happening in several places across the country).
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