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Jim Thorpe, PA (Mauch Chunk) and the Molly Maguires...

My wife and I decided to get away for a few days to one of our favorite destinations - Jim Thorpe, PA (formerly Mauch Chunk). Fine restaurants, wonderful places to stay, hiking & biking, theater, and above all else... History! From early coal mining, Asa Packer, & The Molly Maguires, through its Victorian era rise & fall, to the renaming of the town & the return to a glimpse of its former glory... please enjoy a small snapshot of this wonderful destination in the mountains of eastern PA.

The Jim Thorpe Inn... restored from the New American Hotel which rose from the ashes of the White Swan Hotel (built in 1833 but destroyed in the great fire of 1849)...

"Pennsylvania's Hanging Day", the hanging of The Molly Maguires, BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1877.

The famous 19th century Switch-Back Railroad, Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk), PA.

The center square in Jim Thorpe, PA (formerly Mauch Chunk)...

Molly Maguire Executions historic marker outside the Mauch Chunk prison where several were hung.

A brief but historic report of the hanging of the 10 "Molly Maguires" (11 hung in all), Harper's WEEKLY, July 7, 1877.

The Gallows in the Mauch Chunk prison where several supposed Molly Maguires were executed.

A Miner's life in the coal regions of Pennsylvania... Mauch Chunk, PA (Jim Thorpe)... and the Molly Maguires, HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1888.

The "Miners' Riots at Shenandoah, Pennsylvania", and the Molly Maguires, HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 18, 1888.

The many doors of Jim Thorpe...

The many doors of Jim Thorpe...

The many doors of Jim Thorpe...

The many doors of Jim Thorpe...

Portrait and brief bio of the late Judge Asa Packer, HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1879.

The Asa Packer Mansion, Jim Thorpe, PA (Mauch Chunk).

"Killed By Mollie Maguires", THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 27, 1877.

Moya's: Another unassuming but romantic place to eat in Jim Thorpe, PA (Mach Chunk).

The Great Mauch Chunk, PA (Jim Thorpe) fire of 1849, NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 18, 1849.

Jim Thorpe, PA - Local Discovery

Molly Maguires Pottsville Mauch Chunk PA Hangings Executions in 1877 Newspaper | eBay

Trattoria 903, a hidden gem of a restaurant near Jim Thorpe, PA.

The top of Glen Onkyo Falls near Jim Thorpe.

'Miner's Homes, Near mine-Hill Gap", LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated February 6, 1875.