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. 


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


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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