Lattimer, Pennsylvania: Lattimer Miners Massacre Memorial

On Sept. 10, 1897, immigrant miners marching in protest over conditions and wages at the Lattimer mine were intercepted by a posse of county sheriff deputies. When the gun smoke cleared, 19 miners were dead and 38 were wounded. It's a grim landmark in labor history.

Main St., Lattimer, PA
North of Hazleton. SR 3028/Lattimer Rd, at the fork of Main St. and Back St.
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Giant Lump of Coal - Lattimer Massacre

Giant lump of coal.

[Amy, 02/28/2013]

The memorial boulder marks the site where 19 striking immigrant coal miners were killed by county sheriff deputies on Sept. 10, 1897. Considered a grim but important landmark in the history of workers' rights and unions.

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