Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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I think that this was a horrible thing but that it made everyone aware of what could happen and made everyone more prepared for this if it ever happened again. – Bronwyn Rigbsy, St. Charles, IL   18 Dec 2017

I feel really bad for those people who died and for those who lived for having to deal with that trauma. – Jackson C, St. Charles Illinois   18 Dec 2017

It's scary to think that this is what happens when people are given power and money. They didn't care about how working conditions are, they didn't care if the workers get paid enough for the amount of time they put in, they didn't even think to treat their employees as humans, and when you get to that point where you just don't care about how you treat others because you're "worth so much more than them because you have the power and the money." This all could have easily been avoided if people cared about each other. – L.K, St. Charles Illinois   18 Dec 2017

It was terrifying to think that people had to work in such harsh decisions but then again if the fire didn't happen then we would still be working in a horrible place like they used to. – Jiya, Illinois   15 Dec 2017

Its weird to think about if this happened in the present. – Tru, Illinois   15 Dec 2017

This is very sad. The youngest person that was a victim died at 14. This didn't have been how people realized to change working conditions, it doesn't have to take lives for people – K.M, n/a   15 Dec 2017

I think its very sad but at least the working conditions have improved since then. – Ellie V, St.Charles, IL   15 Dec 2017

This is a very tragic event but it acts as a grave reminder to all corrupt factories and businesses. This could've been easily prevented but because of the horrible working conditions, many innocent people who were only trying to live a better life burned to death or fell to their deaths so my prayers go out to all of those who perished on that day and to families or friends who may still be coping from this tragedy. I hope that factories and businesses can improve from these barbaric conditions and provide safety precautions for their workers. – Isaiah M., Milwaukee   14 Dec 2017

I think this is one of the saddest New York events because many people died and a lot of those were immigrants and didn't know how to speak english – R.R, Mke   14 Dec 2017

This is sad. – I.G, Milwaukee   12 Dec 2017

It's sad how this could've been avoided. – Project, Milwaukee   12 Dec 2017

I find this not only sad, but interesting. I feel sad for the families of the ones that died but I'm also interested to know why their conditions were so bad. Prayers for all. – Logan Paul, Encino, California   11 Dec 2017

After learning about this terrible tragedy it made me feel different. so many people have died and there were so many reason how they cant escape. this dark moment in our history will never be forgotten and i pray for the family who had someone in the 1911 Triangle fire. – sergio sadl, west Harrison new york   7 Dec 2017

this dark moment in our nations history should have never happened,for the lives that were lost in the fire were because of financial greed. the industrial revolution was a great leap forward in our nation. my prayers go out to the families of the fire. – chris hall, wayland, ky   6 Dec 2017

I believe that this is another part of history that people should never forget. I learned so much from this site. – Masin Payne, Libby, MT   1 Dec 2017

good content – mpickering, az.   29 Nov 2017

You should express that the plays and songs have no audio files attached with them, and navigation should be improved. – Jada Palmer, Prudenville, Michigan   28 Nov 2017

I really enjoy this website and the information it gives on about a very important piece of our history as a growing industry. – Lorene Roberts, West Lafayette, IN   28 Nov 2017

Researching for course in Early 20th Century American History. – Wesley Harris, Ruston, LA   21 Nov 2017

Thank you for compiling so much of this vital history into one website. I am the great great grand daughter of one of the victims, Maria Grazia Gullo Floresta, and it's so important to me to protect the legacy of the Triangle Fire. We have to remember the sacrifice of these 146+ individuals, and continue to fight for the rights of workers nationally and internationally. Thank you, Emma V. – Emma V., Chapel Hill, NC   21 Nov 2017

Can't imagine the pain of all families involved. We have come a long way., but more needs to be done. – SAS, Latrobe Pa.   19 Nov 2017

this is sad,but at least there are laws and programs in place now to help correct these situations and prevent them – rds, seattle   15 Nov 2017

I find it very sad that this happened – Eg, Ny   14 Nov 2017

i watched a video about this and i found it sad, the doors were locked because of the owners and nothing even happened to the owners after that, they will always be remembered and are an important part of history – as, ny   4 Nov 2017

We are reading three texts about the Triangle Factory Fire in our Seventh Grade classroom. The students are highly intrigued with the story and this site gave me some GREAT resources to use during our readings. It is hard for them to understand the working conditions and lack of regulations companies followed. A truly great piece of history to learn from. – Lauren Montini, Orlando, Fl   3 Nov 2017

Thank you this site really gave me more understanding to this sad story. Just so sad. – Denny P, Bronx,Ny   2 Nov 2017

i found this very sad and annoyed at the working condition – kr, ny   26 Oct 2017

I will be using your resources to share with American History students as we are watching a film on this tragedy and making links to the Progressive Era where possible. Thank you. – Ruben Quezada, Alameda, CA   23 Oct 2017

This site helped our women's history learn about terrible working conditions that many young women and teens had to deal with. – Ashley W., Oklahoma City, Ok.   20 Oct 2017

A part of American History that needs to be remembered. The victims of this tragedy deserve to be recognized—their lives mattered. – Cathy Caruso-Huhn, Pennsylvania   19 Oct 2017

A tragedy that made america industries a better work place. It takes a tragedy to make us see what we need to change, – Vincenzo Graziano, South Berwick, Maine   19 Oct 2017

This was an awful tragedy that stole many of these worker's futures, and by making a site like this it commemorates their lives and accomplishments. Bless you all for making this site. – C Rochaix, Michigan   14 Oct 2017

Thanks for putting this site together. It helped my women's history class really see the immense tragedy that this fire was and makes the numbers very real w/ their stories. – Geoff Wickersham, Michigan   13 Oct 2017

My great grandfather Jacob Seider was an undertaker who lived at 60 Catherine Street in NYC and was responsible for the buriel of 16 of the Jewish women who perished and whose families had no means to pay for burial. He was part of the Hebrew Free Burial Society which still exists today. – Barbara Strauss Neuerman, Marietta Georgia   10 Oct 2017

sad story. All lives matter. – john hontz, white-haven,Pa.   10 Oct 2017

this helped me with a lot of research – TH, Arkansas   10 Oct 2017

great website with great detailed information. – M. Lozano, Texas   8 Oct 2017

What laws were made after this for open exit-ways and entryways. – Leehah Bentz, Montague   4 Oct 2017

in a way this can be looked at in a positive perspective of course no matter, this is a tragic and sad event, this opened the eyes of society and prevented this from ever happening again. god be with them – David Dobson, M0ntague   4 Oct 2017

Truely Tragic Event that made us open our eyes – Carson Tank, Montague   4 Oct 2017

sad cause females of 14 years die – ycs, texas   2 Oct 2017

May god be with them. – Nick, Grand Rapids MI   27 Sep 2017

Tragic. :( – DV, Oklahoma City, OK   26 Sep 2017

I cant really find any information I'm looking for. I'm trying to find how this effects us today or what were the results but it is interesting to read this – Riley black,   25 Sep 2017

very sad to know that this could have all been prevented – XX, New Jersey   23 Sep 2017

I was sad to see so many kids that died. – Mike, Virginia   21 Sep 2017

very tragic – J.H., El Centro CA   20 Sep 2017

I don't think a lot of people realize how much this changed history. God bless all who died and were injured. – Mindy McCauley, Madison, Indiana   19 Sep 2017

Such a huge loss for people just striving for a better life. – Melissa Seyler, Omaha, NE   17 Sep 2017

That was a sad tragedy. – Kb, Texas   13 Sep 2017

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