09 July 2015

On This Day: Molly Maguires make the news

The Molly Maguires were mentioned in the news On This Day in 1881. It was reported that the group has a “strong organization” in Fayette, Westmoreland and Alleghany Counties. It was also noted that they are now operating under the charter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. 



Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 9 July 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.