Tag: Old Jail Museum

Weekend Trip Idea: Jim Thorpe Ghost Tours

In July of 1877, seven Irish coal miners, thought to be members of the elusive Molly Maguires and prosecuted by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, were hung in gallows erected inside the former Carbon County Prison in what was then known as Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. One of the executed, widely believed to be a man by the

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Weekend Trip Idea: Jim Thorpe

Whenever I hear about “cool small towns”, Jim Thorpe always comes to mind, even though I’ve only ever driven through or been just outside town (for a rafting trip two years ago).  Budget Traveler agrees as it named the town one of it’s “coolest small towns” in 2009.  Jim Thorpe’s a small town in PA’s Lehigh

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