Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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This is a tragic day that should not have ever happened – Kaila H., IL   19 Dec 2013

seeing these poor people being intimidated by evil ,money hungry businessmen and living in such poor conditions makes me mad that it happened and glad that it stopped.(for the most part) – sky, st,charles   19 Dec 2013

seeing these poor people being intimidated by evil ,money hungry businessmen and living in such poor conditions makes me mad that it happened and glad that it stopped.(for the most part) – sky, st,charles   19 Dec 2013

this is a very important story to remember and we all learned from this devastating experience. – Eddie Czosek, St. Charles, Illinois   19 Dec 2013

I hope nothing like this will happen again. – Ben Garcia, St.charles   19 Dec 2013

These young workers didn't deserve to die, they also should of never been treated in a poorly manner. RIP – Catherine Chorneyko, Saint Charles   19 Dec 2013

how could people like Harris live knowing he basically killed them? – Eli Rhoads, st. charles   19 Dec 2013

This is a very sad thing and should be remembered. The owners should be shunned. – Haley Lahey, Beacon Hills California   19 Dec 2013

Intresting but sad. – MTG , St charles IL   19 Dec 2013

I thought this event was tragic but interesting, I ilke to see how far we've come – HB, St. Charless   19 Dec 2013

Interesting but sad story – Nicholas S, St. Charles   19 Dec 2013

I think that this is a bad occurance and the owners should be shunned – Haley Lahey, Beacon Hills California   19 Dec 2013

This was a very tragic situation and really sad – Isabella, St Charles   19 Dec 2013

this is terible – mp, st.charles   19 Dec 2013

This is very tragic. Especially since people got away with the working conditions. – Harley S, South Elgin, IL   19 Dec 2013

This was a very tragic event, but at least we've learned a lot about safety from it. – Laney B., St. Charles IL   19 Dec 2013

Wow I never thought that being on the top floors can be so dangerous. I feel so bad for the people who died and was in the building at the time of the fire. and I also feel bad of the family's who had to go thought that. – Megan K., St.Charles, IL   19 Dec 2013

I hope nothing this tragic happens again. – CL, IL   19 Dec 2013

i am so grateful that i found this site, that i was able to listen to the interviews of some victims. That i was able to hear this story, this tragic story. – Marie Nunn, IL   19 Dec 2013

this was probably a very scary time when it happened – AD, illinois   19 Dec 2013

These people has been though all lot and I feel bad that they had to go though it again – Morgan MC, St. Charles   19 Dec 2013

This fire should never had happened. The boss' were only thinking of making money and not the safety of their employees. So many lives lost because of a selfish act. – Cierra O, St. Charles, IL   19 Dec 2013

This was a sad tragedy, but at least we have fire codes and other things to keep us safe nowadays. – Allyson S. , St. Charles, IL   19 Dec 2013

This fire should never had happened. The boss' were only thinking of making money and not the safety of their employees. So many lives lost because of a selfish act. – Cierra O, St. Charles, IL   19 Dec 2013

I think i will be self employed after reading this. – Robert A, St.Charles IL   19 Dec 2013

very sad that all these women died i one fire – Jeff Makowski, St.Charles   19 Dec 2013

Very interesting to learn about and very devastating . – Lilly Gonzalez, St.Charles   19 Dec 2013

I feel bad thinking people will forget this one day :( – Adair A. , IL.   17 Dec 2013

I thought that it was a very tragic event, so many lives lost, hope it doesnt happen again... – kyle, St.Charles   17 Dec 2013

This was a terrible event, and the sad thing is, it could have been avoided. – CO, St. Charles   17 Dec 2013

I am deeply sorry to here about this issue that happened so many decades ago. – Chase , St.Charles   17 Dec 2013

helpful information, sad. – Olek,   17 Dec 2013

Very tragic event, but interesting! I learned a lot. – KSF, Saint Charles IL   17 Dec 2013

I did not fully understand the horrors of sweatshops until I saw this article. Truly a sad story. – Daniel Hayward, IL   17 Dec 2013

I learned that it is very uncomfortable and crowed to work in the sweatshops. – NLM, St.Charles   17 Dec 2013

These articles were descritive of what happened and how it happened now I know how bad working conditions were. – KMT, St Charles   17 Dec 2013

I really enjoyed this story this site has some very interesting facts and i thought this was a very helpful site. – Emily Fullhart, St.Charles IL   17 Dec 2013

rip – ZM, illinois   17 Dec 2013

I hope this never happens again. – TN, St. Charles   17 Dec 2013

a very important event in Americas history – BT, st.charles   17 Dec 2013

Those people didnt deserve there deaths. If only there had been beter laws. – ALA, St.Charles   17 Dec 2013

i feel mad because those business men were to greedy to give the poor workers good working conditions and plus why would they LOCK THE DOOR!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?! – RH, Sydney, Australia   17 Dec 2013

a very important event in Americas history – BT, st.charles   17 Dec 2013

I find it sad that in most historic events people die and then a point in proven – PKL, Chicago   17 Dec 2013

a very tragic event. hope it deosnt happen again. – Jb, st.charles   17 Dec 2013

These workers didn't deserve death. Bless their souls forever. – APS, St. Charles   17 Dec 2013

That is pretty sad that there was a poor emergency escape that led people to their deaths – pdubs, nowhere Ln   16 Dec 2013

I am looking forward to sharing this with my students. – Jennifer, Elgin, IL   15 Dec 2013

I found out about this tragic incident in history thru my occupational Health & Safety course on Fire Prevention. If there is anyone who says that evil does not exist in this world they should be made to read about these two factory owners! – Austin B., Alberta, Canada   15 Dec 2013

I feel bad for what happened to those poor people. Espicially, the people who jumped out the window from the 8th and 9th floors. – Heaven Gonzalez, 1298 halsey street   12 Dec 2013

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