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The Murder of Benjamin Yost

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
1. The Murder of Benjamin Yost Marker
Inscription. During the early morning hours of July 6, 1875, police officer Benjamin F. Yost was murdered on this corner as he climbed a ladder to extinguish the street lamp. Alleged members of the Molly Maguires were convicted of the murder and were hanged June 21, 1877. Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
 
Erected 2004 by Tamaqua Area Partnership.
 
Location. 40° 47.797′ N, 75° 58.66′ W. Marker is in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street (US 209) and South Lehigh Street on West Broad Street (US 209). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tamaqua PA 18252, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Odd Fellows Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthracite Bank of Tamaqua (approx. mile away); Little Schuylkill Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Jno. F. McGinty Brewery (approx. mile away); Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (approx. 4.4 miles away); No. 8 Colliery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Philip Ginder (approx. 5.7 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tamaqua.
 
Also see . . .  Molly Maguires - Wikipedia
The Murder of Benjamin Yost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
2. The Murder of Benjamin Yost Marker
. (Submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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