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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.
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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)...

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The Mauch Chunk prison where several of the supposed Molly Maguires were hung.

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

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

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

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

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

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The many doors of Jim Thorpe...

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The many doors of Jim Thorpe...

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

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