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.
"Pennsylvania's Hanging Day", the hanging of The Molly Maguires, BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1877.
A brief but historic report of the hanging of the 10 "Molly Maguires" (11 hung in all), Harper's WEEKLY, July 7, 1877.
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.
Portrait and brief bio of the late Judge Asa Packer, HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1879.
"Killed By Mollie Maguires", THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 27, 1877.
'Miner's Homes, Near mine-Hill Gap", LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated February 6, 1875.