Saturday, January 1, 2011

Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires are an Irish secret society which existed from 1867 to 1877 in the coal regions of Pennsylvania. The name came from Ireland, where a band of 'ribbon men' carried on their outrages by night disguises as women. The society in Pennsylvania attempted to obtain political power by a system of terror, committing murders when opposed. A number of the leaders were convicted and executed by the aid of a detective(Trojan Horse, they own it all) for 3 yrs as the secretary of one of the branches of the society.