Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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I must say that this story was unheard of to me until now.We've certainly have made progress and taken such outstanding stands when it comes to are rights. – Jeanette Clary, Detroit, MI   14 Jul 2005

Great site!!! Never knew this happened. – Abigail, Clermont, FL   11 Jul 2005

I was reading a book, which gave a passing reference to this tragedy. Your thoroughness to telling this story is to be commended. I have seldom seen such a complete examination of an incident involving greed, slavery, death and injustice in America's sometimes shameful history. Kudos to you all. – KLW, Illinois   4 Jul 2005

About a month ago I finished reading the book, Triangle-The fire that changed america, by David Von Drehle. What a movingly written account of that terrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. It opened my eyes to this horrible tragedy and what had to happen for change to take place. I am going to New York City tomorrow and plan to go to Greenwich Village and see the now Brown Building, formerly the Joseph Asche Building. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts. d.s., Bohemia, NY – D.S., Bohemia, New York   28 Jun 2005

i never knew of this story until today, and once i found this site, i was incredibly moved by its horror. it is now three in the morning, because i could not let these girls go once i learned their fate. this tragedy bears an eerie reminiscence of the matchfactory workers, and the radiumgirls. similar tragedies, both as immediately fatal and those who kill over time, have occurred in nearly all modern nations, and catastrophes like the triangle shirtwaist fire are seen today in asian sweatshops. thank you for making this website, to make the story take such a vivid form of life for us who never knew it before, so that we may never forget these girls and men, and what they in death did for the working conditions of their successors. – b.s., europe.   27 Jun 2005

I grew up on this story -- my mother was a member of the ILGWU (the fire was before her time, though). With people like Bush in power it can easily happen again -- what are human lives when running a factory on the cheap and making great American profits are concerned? – Dorothy Friend, The Bronx, NY   16 Jun 2005

yeah im doing a project in school and when i looked into this i thought that it was such a tradgity. These poor women could of been saved and its just so sad, dtill to this day. But in a way it is a learning experance because if it werent for this, then we might still have the same working conditions. this is a great site to get information. i got an a on my project! – T L C, rochester new york   13 Jun 2005

Greed and selfishness cost these lives. It is a shame that people never seem to learn from the past. – J C V, Bronx, New York   11 Jun 2005

this is horrible – am, chicago   10 Jun 2005

Tragedies such as the Triangle Factory are too often forgotten as was the case of the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island which claimed 100 lives on Feb. 20 2003. Again people became trapped due to inadequate exits and the lack of a fire sprinkler system. Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. – John D, Fire Inspector, NJ   9 Jun 2005

The fire is reall interesting and this is a great website! – C.H., New York   7 Jun 2005

great website, very infornmative, thanks a lot!!! – mark a., NJ   2 Jun 2005

thank you – cat, hartford   31 May 2005

informative site – robert perez, new jersey   28 May 2005

I very much appreciate this site. – E.c.B, San Antonio   27 May 2005

This site is excellent. It provided me with more information than any other site about the fire. Thank you – BV, Milw., WI   26 May 2005

hey, i really like this web site. it gives me all the thingz i need. thanx! – tammy, Marengo WI   23 May 2005

this is a horrible thing that happened in history by the pictures it is still in my mind for 2 weeks it changed my life forever and the way that i feel about the immigrants – jd, fl   21 May 2005

thank you – VB, NYC   21 May 2005

I've noticed that a lot of the people commenting here have read "Ashes of Roses", and I've just finished it as well. This book is a VERY good book. It has inspired me to stand up for my rights, and other people's rights. But, i want to know what happened to Rose Nolan after she moved out of Mr. Garoff's apartment. I hope to see a nother book. I am an 8th grader in Eaton Rapids, and I'm 14 years old. I encourage all young girls to read this book! – Andrea Hatler, Eaton Rapids, Mi   20 May 2005

Great Site – MET, Houston, TX USA   20 May 2005

I am reading a book called Ashes of Roses and doing a power point on it. I saw this web site knew it was the one I wanted. It has alot of information about the Triangle Factory and it's fire. Thank you for the great information. – Tamara, Marengo, WI   20 May 2005

I found every thing I need for my project on this website – Laura E.A. Darlington, ky   18 May 2005

I am reading a book called, Ashes of Roses, which is a book about the Triangle fire,and this website has helped me wonderfully and gave me even more information on this. I am glad to be studying the fire and like i said before, this site has helped me. Thank you! – Jessica, Ashland, wisconsin   17 May 2005

Helping my granddaughter do school project you have the best info out there. – Leila Terrell, Evanston,Illinois   15 May 2005

Doing a final exam paper great site! – Ashia Lattice Williams, Evanston,Illinois   15 May 2005

Remarkable website. One of the best! – Natasha, Canada   13 May 2005

We are finding information for a school project. – kc, Idaho   11 May 2005

I would like 2 find out about this bk. – Zoya, Ohio   10 May 2005

to Nicole - the National Fire Protection Association wrote a book call EXIT's CODE; now called the Life Safety Code and it is used world wide to make sure people have a way out of every type occupancy. – Wanda, League City   5 May 2005

The website was very inciteful. I used the information for a social studies project. It was also very scary from the truth. It made me very emotional. – Demitria, Lincoln, NE   5 May 2005

What happened as a result of the tragedy? I need to know for my hisroty paper. – Nicole LoFranco, Florida   5 May 2005

in 1911 146 men and women died that day. it was to horrible for me to read the rest of my lesson in school. it was that bad that i cried. i am a boy boys hardly ever cry. – john, bradnton fl   2 May 2005

There's no words to discibe it! – Zoie, new york   30 Apr 2005

hey nice site. but i'm doing a project for school and i need to visit the factory, i need the address and directions. how can i attain that? – Kierra, Brooklyn. NY   29 Apr 2005

This website it very exquizit but has nothing on Mary Drier – KM, Northfield   25 Apr 2005

I read a book on the fire and the sounds of it were horrible to think about. And about the looks on the doors That was plain stupid. – Alaina, Pennsylvania   21 Apr 2005

wow it ts very moving – P.A., Miami, Fl   20 Apr 2005

My heart is sad to learn of this horrific fire.This is a cruel lesson to be learned, on the safety programs we have in place today. – G.A., Midland,Texas   19 Apr 2005

It's still a trigic after all this how many people had to die. – J.J, Chicago   18 Apr 2005

Still so sad and very confused. – N.C, Texas   18 Apr 2005

what i thimk about the triangle shirtwaist factory workers is that, that was wrong because how did they put little kids to work right there and the manegers putting the lock one the door – nv, house   14 Apr 2005

found the webpage in David Von Drehle's book. Thanks for the information. – R.Cembor, Warwick, RI   8 Apr 2005

wow its tragic... that the immigrants died liked that trapped. – Jacky Zhu, NY, NY   3 Apr 2005

I read a book called Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch and it was about the fire in the shirt factory. I found out it was a true story. I wanted to ry it was so sad. I wanted to find more information about it so i did. I just want to say i'm sorry for all the people who died in the fire. – L.V, Illinois   3 Apr 2005

i am reading this book in school .i am intersted in it – ashley stengel, abingdon m.d   3 Apr 2005

I have just learned of this tragic event and was completely moved by this website. People should never forget that lives of such young and innocent women and children were lost that day. It really makes you think. – Gail D., Bayside, NY   30 Mar 2005

The devastation caused by such a senseless series of events is absolutely stunning. I was only 11 when I learned of the tragedy in school. The story captivated my attention and heart as it does today, 30 years later. The event still fills my eyes with tears. Those that perished did not die in vain... – Jamie Thomas, , Long Beach CA   26 Mar 2005

Thank you for presenting the story of the continuing exploitation of young,frightened and expectant members of the American labor force. Although most corporations have outsourced these practices to third world countries, still on home soil we find workers in unsafe conditions from unliveable wages to unbreathable air. – Jerry Anderson, Chicago.IL   25 Mar 2005

It was 94 years ago right this moment that this tragedy was taking place. I'm wondering if anybody whose interested in the Triangle Factory made a point in going to the building today in remembrance. I would if I could. Last October I was in New York City for a visit, and went and saw the building. I'm glad the building has a plaque on the outside of it, to tell people that history was changed at that location. – Marty C., Maumee, Ohio   25 Mar 2005

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