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Near Hazleton in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lattimer Massacre

 
 
Lattimer Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 19, 2010
1. Lattimer Massacre Marker
Inscription. Near here at Harwood, on Sept. 10, 1897, immigrant coal miners on strike began a march for higher wages and equal rights. Unarmed, they were fired upon at Lattimer by sheriff's deputies. Nineteen marchers--Polish, Slovak, and Lithuanian--were killed. The majority of the dead were buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Hazleton. Others were interred in St. Joseph's & Vine Street Cemeteries, Hazleton, and in St. Patrick Cemetery, McAdoo.
 
Location. 40° 56.762′ N, 76° 1.051′ W. Marker is near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 924 and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on State Route 924. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hazleton PA 18202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Lady of Mount Carmel (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Honor Roll of St. Joseph’s Parish (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Sugarloaf Massacre (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Sugarloaf Massacre (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lattimer Massacre
Lattimer Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 19, 2010
2. Lattimer Massacre Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Lattimer Massacre (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sheppton Mine Disaster and Rescue (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hazleton.
 
Also see . . .  Lattimer Massacre - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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