Troop encampment at Lattimer, PA, September 1897.
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Image of tents and soldiers

Credit: Courtesy of The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Upon hearing of the massacre at Lattimer, Pennsylvania Governor Daniel Hastings sent 2,500 troops from the Third Brigade of the Pennsylvania National Guard to prevent rioting and revenge killings. The troops would remain in the area for two weeks.

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