Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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So tragic. The primary sources describe the horrific ordeal and give evidence for needed reforms. Appreciate this site for helping me write a fictional account of a person living in early 20th century urban setting affected by industrialization for AP US History course. – Linnea, Washington   21 Jul 2017

unbelievable the lack of safety – tj, illinois   20 Jul 2017

My book club is reading "A Fall of Marigolds". Two women living in New York City, separated by 90 years, are linked by traumatic events; the Triangle Factory Fire and the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. I am here to learn more about this fire. – Jeanette Trinity, Novi, Michigan   15 Jul 2017

So pleased to find your website. Will use teaching in history. – Laurie Rivlin Heller, Sacramento CA   10 Jul 2017

Great website! Now to write an essay on my what I learned! – Alan A., Salt lake City, Utah   9 Jul 2017

i fist herd about this fire in Sydney nsw LHMU [ liquor hospitality miso Lanus workers union ] ... then I seen the documentary a few years later and was appalled at the loss of life ..and all in the name of greed – dean hawes , nsw australia   21 Jun 2017

Way cool! Some very valid factors! I appreciate you writing this article as well as the rest of the web site is also excellent. – breatoestuari, Solomon Islands   14 Jun 2017

This site helped a lot with researching survivors interviews. – AB, Chicago, Illinois   9 Jun 2017

This was a good sight – Jared McKinney, Charleston West Virginia   6 Jun 2017

My gramdfather died n that fire, but his name is not on the list – Patilligan, New jersey   24 May 2017

wow great site – mckenzie, unicorn island   16 May 2017

I love this site!! It helped me so much – Morgan Flanders, california   12 May 2017

I am a teacher and I created a WebQuest using this incredible site. Thank you for the hard work and research! – Lara McDonald, Kansas   9 May 2017

This site was filled with information about the fire, the layout, and those who perished in it. I would like it if they would put down what the death certificates said in normal text. – JA, Topeka, Kansas   9 May 2017

Thank you this site really educated me on the fire. I like how much effort you put into this website – J.T, Washburn Rural Middle School   9 May 2017

This is an incredible site for this tragic event. I've learned a lot because this site. Thanks so very much for doing the work to find out all this information. – LDM, Topeka,Kansas   9 May 2017

I keep reading more and more of this and the more I read the worse it gets. – Megan Cromwell, Washburn Rural Middle School   9 May 2017

It's pretty neat to see that people survived to testify in court and for interviewing people. Although, it's sad that so many people died. Thanks website... You've opened my eyes to the sadness of 1911. – NJD, Kansas   9 May 2017

I learned a lot, thank you – LLD, Kansas   9 May 2017

The 1911 fire was a nigthmarre when i heard about it at school i was like OMG... i what to hear more so i found this page and this has more informastion then WIKEPEDIA. but i never hear about it when i was i new york, ill take a look next time i go to new york to look for the brown building – destiny, beverly hillls,california   9 May 2017

The tragedy of the loss of such young lives is unthinkable. The public outrage was well warranted and the changes that were made does not make up for the loss of lives, but hopefully the changes prevented so many more deaths. Very moving. – Mike Biselli, Reno, Nevada   4 May 2017

i like this but this dosent tell things that might be asked and also what solutions did you try why was the no doors open... – ifigueroa20, allentown   3 May 2017

this site is amazing i love how you included the victims death certificates...really learned a lot. Thank you. – CKT, united States   28 Apr 2017

this is sad but a very interesting part of history that no one will soon forget – k.D, missouri   27 Apr 2017

This website was very helpful and all of the visuals made it easier. – AJP, Kansas   27 Apr 2017

This was very information and this helped me with a lot of my school work – Camden Brent, KS   27 Apr 2017

I think that this is a sad, but touching story of the lives and legacy of these poor girls. We have been talking about this at school for some time now, and I have found it very interesting. We should all feel sad about these lives lost, and remember that inhumane working conditions are not good for workers. For any bosses of CEO's out there, be good to your workers. These girls did not receive kindness, but they deserved it. Everyone does. – Finn Reilly, Topeka, Kansas   27 Apr 2017

We learn about this in school while it is sad. I found it extremely interesting. – Jeffery Perry, Kansas   27 Apr 2017

we had to learn about it in school and although it is sad I really enjoyed learning about it. – Alicia miller, kansas   27 Apr 2017

Great website. Very informative – Michelle LaFond, Paradise, CA   21 Apr 2017

I first learned of the Triangle Factory Fire at my university in a history course. It was a tragic event, but sparked my interest to know more of the details behind the incident. Thank you so much for your time, research and publishing these findings for the general public. It is incredible and insightful to have the opportunity to hear and read the stories of those who witness this horrific event first hand. – Mikayla, Alabama   20 Apr 2017

I've visited these pages before, but always come away with a renewed sense of horror mixed with respect for the men and women of Triangle. HOW could this have been allowed? Easily, in a society that enshrines the Cash Nexus and treats workers as nothing more or less than pack animals. At least, legislation made a recurrence of this catastrophe all but impossible. Yet in 2017, I am not sanguine about the future of American labor as we seem driven to repeat the horrors of 116 years ago. Only vigilance and political action can prevent events as bad as- -if not worse--than what happened in March 1911. – Kenneth Wolman, North Adams, Massachusetts   20 Apr 2017

It is very upsetting no one showed them how to escape and that girl jumped down the elevator shaft its very upsetting – Brianna, Athens   20 Apr 2017

reading through this and seeing other 14 year old girls lives have been lost make my heart sad i cant beleive that so many young lives were cut short because someone wanted to be lazy and not safe. – Emily jade strassle, independence MO   18 Apr 2017

Reading everything here has been overwhelmingly emotional and the complete disregard for human life is staggering. This must have been a very traumatic experience and I can't even begin to imagine what it was like. – Brooke, Salt Lake City, UT   13 Apr 2017

so very sad but hopeful for better safety precautions – J.M, somewere   12 Apr 2017

I am currently learning about this in economics. This is truly a sad story, but thank you for putting this website together in remembrance. – Colton Gattis, Greenwood, AR   11 Apr 2017

This event in history was very sad. I think it was horrible how poeple didn't even teavh themto use the fire escape. If we wouldv'e been able to supprt the growing industries in New York, we might have been able to save so many lives. – Paul Nickles, Thomson, Ga   11 Apr 2017

Its so sad WOMEN died in the fire – mad dog sumler, atwater   7 Apr 2017

So sad that all the people had to die in that fire. – GS, NC   6 Apr 2017

After reading this, it makes me wonder why US factories outsource products just so we don't have to deal with Unions, Labor Laws, and Fire codes. It is sad that people would treat other people like this. – victor blas, Hemet, CA   5 Apr 2017

It's really sad knowing so many people died when it could have been prevented if they had proper safety conditions, but knowing this saved many lives in case of fire in their work places makes me think they died but wont be forgotten. – Tori Obremski, New York   31 Mar 2017

This is a really sad story. I wish that there was some way for them to know and for them to have an emergency exit. I hope it never happens again. – Sarah Bishop, Valdosta,GA   30 Mar 2017

I think it horrible how people didn't ever teach them how to escape during a fire There should've been way more escape it sad to hear that all those people died in one day. – Carlie Alma Stelin, Valdosta Ga   30 Mar 2017

it is really sad to know that we could've helped if ppl would have known that it was coming. – Addyson Smith, Georgia   30 Mar 2017

This helped us learn about the safety laws that needed to be in place. It was too bad it was such a tragedy – Baller Vision, Valdosta,Ga   30 Mar 2017

I am sad the people were stuck in the situation I was learning it it class – Pizza, Valdosta   30 Mar 2017

I was looking for information to share with my book discussion group. We are discussing Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It is historical fiction about the Triangle Shirtwaist Strike and Fire. – Amy, Cuyahoga Falls, OH   27 Mar 2017

When viewing the names of the victims I became overwhelmed with grief. As a union leader it reaffirms the need for organized labor today and renews my commitment to protecting the working families I represent daily. – KAH, Winter Park, FL   22 Mar 2017

This was incredibly sad. Let's hope it never happens again. – Evan , New York   21 Mar 2017

I learned so much about this fire. Thank you!!! – Hannah, New York   21 Mar 2017

thi is a really sad tragedy – patience taylor, california   16 Mar 2017

This is an incredible resource, a required item for the students in my Triangle Fire course. Thank you! – Edvige Giunta, Teaneck   15 Mar 2017

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