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

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
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). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tamaqua PA 18252, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 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. ¼ mile away); Little Schuylkill Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burkhardt Moser Log Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Jno. F. McGinty Brewery
The Murder of Benjamin Yost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 1, 2015
2. The Murder of Benjamin Yost Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Reynolds School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (approx. 4.4 miles away); No. 8 Colliery (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tamaqua.
 
Also see . . .  Molly Maguires - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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