"I lived under the regime of the Henry Clay Frick clan in a little town called Trotter, Pa., near Connellsville and my Dad and brothers worked in the coal mines and coke ovens of the H. C. Frick Coal Co. . . . That little town was under the control of the Coal and Iron Police, hired by the company. They were like the Gestapo. As a youngster I had to be in the house by 9 p.m., no more than five boys were allowed to gather in one place." [quoted in Dan Rottenberg's The Kingdom of Coal]
Walker Evans, "Mining town, Frick Mining Co., Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County," July 1935. Made for the U.S. Farm Security Administration.