- The Catastrophic Triangle Factory Fire: A Catalyst for Progressive Reform
March 25, 1911 New York, New York Catastrophic event, Labor Reform, Progressive Era
The dreadful sounds of death hit the ground as smoke poured from the ten-story building. William Shepherd, journalist for Milwaukee Journal, describes moment by moment the horrible events he witnessed on that tragic day in Washington Square, New York when fire engulfed the factory of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. It was Saturday, March 25, 1911 just around 4:30 PM, closing time, when fire broke...