Sunday, June 20, 2021


       MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021.


    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!


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