Illustration of the Pennsylvania State Police, Slovák v Amerike, June 12, 1906.
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Drawing of five Mounted Police, posing just outside of the stable.

Credit: Pennsylvania State Police Records, RG 30, Pennsylvania State Archives

Soon after their creation in 1905, the Pennsylvania State Constabulary were nicknamed the "Pennsylvania Cossacks" by Slovak miners whom the officers confronted during strikes. The caption to this illustration in a Slovak American newspaper reads "State murderers shrouded by the Law of the State of Pennsylvania."

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