Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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Thank you so much for putting together so many articles and first hand accounts of the women who lived through this tragic accident. It is a great way to carry on the memories of those whose lives were taken in the fire. – Meagan A, Valdosta, GA   22 Apr 2009

I had never heard of this fire and I am not your average age college student. It was sad to read the story about the fire but what made real to me was the pictures of the dead in the coffins/boxes laid out for eople to identify the dead and also the names of the victims. Some of the names wee not even whole names they were the first or last name. I would like to thank Cornell University for enlightening me on this terrible tragedy . – QClark, Valdosta, Ga   21 Apr 2009

I had no idea about this, but once I saw the site, I was hooked! – KH, New Mexico   20 Apr 2009

This website was one of many that we had to read for my class. I found all of the information very interesting but sad. This was an unfortunate incident that took many lives which could have been avoided with the proper measures taken. – Kag, VSU, Valdosta Georgia   20 Apr 2009

This is a great site! This was my first time learning about this incident, and I was startled at the tragedies that these women went through. Now days we don't think much about stuff like this, but I believe this is something that is very important and something that has shaped our country and our futures. Times have definitely changed and the future is much brighter for women, but we must not ignore the past. – HSD, Valdosta, GA   19 Apr 2009

thanks for this wonderful website! I just started a research paper on this topic and this website is really helpful in finding sources! thanks again – MB, New Jersey   17 Apr 2009

I was given this website by a professor and am just heartbroken by what I have read! I didn't even know about this tragedy, much less what all of these women went through! It has opened my eyes to how much better women have it now than then, and how much better it can be in the future. – HCW, Valdosta, Ga   16 Apr 2009

Reading two of the testimonials of the ladies opened my eyes to how far women have come, to getting rights to striding in independence. I learned that family values were much more important then and women literary had the "hurry" and strength out of them. – MAB, Valdosta, GA   16 Apr 2009

A terrible tragedy in the history of New York City and the labor movement. Unions have at times hasked for too much. But the good that came out of it proves that if not for unions, today we'd still be working in sweatshops under dangerous conditions. – SA, New York   2 Apr 2009

I never knew this happened but I received text messages from the History Channel and on 3-25 I heard about this tragic incident. May the good LORD bless all those that perished and the survivors!! GOD BLESS! – Craig P Mohorcic, Mytle Beach, SC   27 Mar 2009

With you on this reminder of the brohter/sisterhood of man – Amnon Hadary, Jerusalem   26 Mar 2009

May those who perished be always remembered, and let us all not forget that March is Women's History Month. – Dan, MD   25 Mar 2009

Today is one of remembrance to the courgeous factory workers who perish in that tragic fire, the horrifying decision to burn or to jump knowing rescue is impossible to accomplish, is so tragic. May they always be remembred and never forgotten. – Sonia T., Sacramento,CA   25 Mar 2009

I read the book called Ashes of Roses and it was a very inspiring novel of this tragic fire. – Taylor, Wayland   25 Mar 2009

This week will mark the 98th anniversary of the fire and the scope of the tragedy remains as powerful and compelling as on that day in 1911. I placed a flower at the site last month and was moved by another flower that had been placed the same day. There are still those who mourn those poor souls. I am heartened by this commitment to keep the memory of that day and it's terrible toll, alive. – David F W, Elkin, NC   23 Mar 2009

Read about this historical event, unknown to me, in a novel "Strivers' Row". Finding this site allowed me a comprehensive study. Thank you. – Sunny Di, Flint, Michigan   19 Mar 2009

This is one of the most informative and moving sites I've ever visited. May God bless those poor people and their families. – Daniel R., South Carolina   19 Mar 2009

It is still the same. Idaho claims to be a "right to work" state. That means, in the state government's terms, the right NOT to join a union. We need strong unions and a requirement that employers use humane strategies when designing work places, when building products, and when reimbursing the employees that businesses consider expendable commodities. – Susan Traver, Idaho   18 Mar 2009

Nothing has changed in the almost 100 years, big business legally killing working families in many other ways besides awful working conditions, lead covered toys, giving away billions for corporate welfare and food covered in raw sewage. I really have to wonder are they really a necessary evil, for all the damage they do here and around the world. March 25, 2011 should be the biggest gathering of working people in history . P.S. Oh yeah and this one the company that got it's sheet rock from China that can rot copper wiring and copper tubing that will be good for your lungs. – Bill Cole, Connecticut   18 Mar 2009

This website is invaluable to me, as I'm doing my IB Internal Assessment on the fire. Thank you for putting the major primary sources together. – Jacob Patrick, Florida   16 Mar 2009

It is hard to beleive somehtin like this could happen here – KT, Dallas   14 Mar 2009

Heartbreaking....this tragedy should never have occurred! – Arlene, Ohio   12 Mar 2009

very sad very sad – chewy, camillus   11 Mar 2009

I'm only eleven but I read the book Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch and it is really excellent. That's how I got interested in the Triangle Waist Factory Fire.. – Abbey Smith, Oklahoma   11 Mar 2009

Site is very well organized and really gets one thinking of how it might have been like back in the early 19th Century. – Robert, Lakewood, Colorado   11 Mar 2009

great site – sr, indiana   10 Mar 2009

great site – arbeebe, connecticut   10 Mar 2009

Thank you for the great information for a college research paper. – Travis, Wisconsin   9 Mar 2009

super site for students, very well done – Greg, New York   9 Mar 2009

Thank you...Lest we forget! – Beth L, Riverton, WY 82501   8 Mar 2009

It is hard to believe that almost 100 years later, gender equality is still an issue in America. Though incredibly awful and terrifying, events like this were one of the only ways people would see how conditions really were. Anyways, this site is awesome for primary sources! I used it for my National History Day project, and it was very handy. – Rachel, Iowa   7 Mar 2009

Is an excelllent place my students can get information for the Woman"s International Day. – Arturo, New York City - Queens   6 Mar 2009

didnt know about fire until i saw information about it in another program on tv found this site informative and moving – karen, london   6 Mar 2009

i learned about this thing in history calss and its amazing – Avery, Minnesota   26 Feb 2009

I never knew this event exsitted until today in US history class my teacher told us the story and i came upon this web site. this was a tragady in evey way possible. – Gabriela, Oklahoma   24 Feb 2009

I was inspired to find out more about this from the amazing book UPRISING by Margret Petersen Haddix. It's the tale of 3 friends caught up in the fire. A great read if you're looking for a more personal account. – Emily , Florida   22 Feb 2009

The horror of this event never diminishes. Thanks for putting this website together. – Barbara Finkelstein, NYC   16 Feb 2009

I'm doing a History Day project about Rose Schneiderman and all of this information has really helped me a lot. As soon as I came to the main page of this site I knew it was going to have a lot of good information that I could use. It is a very well designed website that is easy to navigate. Thank you so much for putting it together. With all the useful information on this site I'm sure I'll do good on my project. – S White, Fountain City, WI   13 Feb 2009

So much research went into this...and the web site is extremely well-designed, so that I didn't have to think about the mechanics of getting around; I could focus on the story. The copies of documents you provide are well-chosen and having multiple links to them, in various appropriate places, was an excellent choice. Thanks for putting this together for people like me who want to understand--as much as can be understood--what happened on that awful day. – J Davis, San Francisco   13 Feb 2009

Did Rose COhen survive the fire? – HED, Florida   11 Feb 2009

Amazing. I think that this should be for everyone. Great Job! – D.M.C., Clermont, FL   11 Feb 2009

This is a great way to reveal the story of the Triangle Factory, and listing the information about the names of survivors and deaths is very interesting. – Audra, East Greenbush, NY   9 Feb 2009

i am doing research for a american history class and you guys made it so easy for the report Thank you Dylan D – Dylan Dyer, Wichita Ks   9 Feb 2009

Hello to all :) I can’t understand how to add your site in my rss reader. Help me, please – Music_Mp3_zentatterne, Germany   5 Feb 2009

Their lives made us all safer today. Never again can we let this happen for the sake of money. – Bob Pfister, Jasper, IN   3 Feb 2009

Never Again – Bob Pfister, Jasper IN   3 Feb 2009

thank you for your service – odaborana, ethiopia   3 Feb 2009

It is quite important for the story of the Triangle factory fire to be told and not forgotten, but i think it is equally important for the connection that these type of events still occur today. – Erica, Madison WI   2 Feb 2009

This is a great site and uses great resourses. I think that the fire sld of never happened, but if it did, I don't think that that many people should have died. – ATG, Miami   2 Feb 2009

I was so heartbroken to learn about this harrowing event. As part of my American Social Problems class, I have done some research on this most tragic event of the Industrialization of America. As a seamstress myself, I have a personal connection to these women and girls who suffered needlessly, just to make a buck to feed their families. I think this website is another way of paying respects to those poor souls who were first abandoned through their striking efforts and then trapped atop 10 stories of burning cloth. Ironically, I feel that those flames shed a new light on business regulations in American History. Unfortunately, it took this massive tradedy to open the eyes of those unwilling to see... – jessica robertson, sonora, ca   29 Jan 2009

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