the Lattimer Massacre…..

On September 10, 1897, my great grandfather, Clement Platek, was shot and killed along with 18 others at a peaceful demonstration of mine workers, in Lattimer, Pennsylvania.

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Our daughter was in that area and visited the memorial… here she is pointing at my great grandfather’s name on the memorial.  His brother-in-law was also murdered that day.  My grandmother was just one year old at the time.  She never had any siblings.

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Greed is a terrible thing.

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all because of coal… and the mine owners abuse of so many people….

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and… most of the world has no idea of this ever happening…

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