MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021.
LEAVING YOUR MARK!
It's usually a good think to leave your
mark in the world as you live your life.
But that's not always the case. And an
incident on June 21st of 1877 offers an
interesting example. That's the date that
10 coal miners, members of the secret
organization the Molly Mcguires, were
hanged for crimes ranging from bombings
to murder! The "Mollies" committed acts
of sabatoge against mine operations in an
effort to force mine owners to improve working
conditions. One of the men convicted of
killing two mine oficials was Alexander Campbell,
an Iris immigrant who owned and operated a
tavern. Campbell was hanged at the Carbon
County Prison in Mach Chunk...know Jim
Thorpe. Before he went po the gallows to
slammed his muddy hand onto the wall of
his cell and proclaimed the mark left behind
woud stay there forever as proof of his
innocence! That old prison is a tourist
attraction these days and most visitors want
to see the cell where Campbell was held.
And, yes, the mark is still there!!! Hope
you'll get to see it some time and that that
all your NEWS is good!