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Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Molly Maguire Executions

 
 
Molly Maguire Executions Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Molly Maguire Executions Marker
Inscription.  On June 21, 1877, six "Molly Maguires," an alleged secret society of Irish mine-workers, were hanged here. Pinkerton detective James McParlan’s testimony led to convictions for violent crimes against the coal industry, yet the facts of the labor, class, and ethnic conflicts, even the existence of the organization, remain contested. Four others were hanged on this day at the county jail in Mauch Chunk; ten more were executed in Pa. through 1879.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 41.283′ N, 76° 11.953′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Sanderson Street west of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker stands in front of the Schuylkill
Wide view of the Molly Maguire Executions Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the Molly Maguire Executions Marker
The marker stands in front of the Schuykill County Prison (1851).
County Prison. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 Sanderson Street, Pottsville PA 17901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schuylkill County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pottsville Maroons (about 800 feet away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. Ľ mile away); In Memory of the First Defenders and Nicholas Biddle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 0.4 miles away); John O'Hara (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burd Patterson (approx. half a mile away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pottsville.
 
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Also see . . .
1. eHistory at OSU | Multimedia Histories: The overthrow of the Molly Maguires. (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Marker Quest - Molly Maguire Executions. Further information and photographs relating to the Molly Maguires and their executions. (Submitted on August 28, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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