Slovak Newspaper article on the Lattimer Massacre by journalist Tomas Vasiliko

A Slovak journalist by the name of Tomas Vasiliko has been investigating the historical relationships between his village, Valaskovce, and the Anthracite Region for some time. He has confirmed that a number of people from the village came to the Hazleton mines in 1890s. Last week he published an article in the local paper describing the Lattimer Massacre and our project documenting its contexts. Tomas’ research led him to discover some information about massacre victim Michael Cheslock in Slovak parish records including his birth record, the record of his marriage with Alžbeta Koško and the birth of his first daughter Alzbeta. 

A portion of the article, written in Slovak (comprehensible in English through Google Translate), can be viewed here:


About LM Project
The LMP is a collaborative endeavor which aims to recognize the events surrounding the Lattimer Massacre, an incident that changed the labor movement and impacted the world by bringing to light economic disparities and ethnic tensions in the anthracite region of PA.

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