Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lattimer in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lattimer Massacre

 
 
Lattimer Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2011
1. Lattimer Massacre Marker
Inscription. Here on September 10, 1897, nearly 400 immigrant coal miners on strike were met and fired upon by sheriff's deputies. Unarmed, they were marching from Harwood to Lattimer in support of higher wages and more equitable working conditions. Nineteen of the marchers were killed, and 38 were wounded. This was one of the most serious acts of violence in American labor history.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 59.483′ N, 75° 58.059′ W. Marker is in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Quality Road and Lattimer Road (Pennsylvania Route 3028) on Quality Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lattimer Mines PA 18234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lattimer Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Honor Roll of St. Joseph’s Parish (approx. 2 miles away); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 2 miles away); Our Lady of Mount Carmel (approx. 2.8 miles away); Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church
Lattimer Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, June 22, 2010
2. Lattimer Massacre Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Lattimer Massacre (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Sugarloaf Massacre (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Sugarloaf Massacre (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lattimer Massacre - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Lattimer Massacre Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2011
3. Lattimer Massacre Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement