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Faye Lewis no longer wishes to be in charge of the CHS reunion. She is asking for someone or chairpersons of 2 or 3 to step up to take the responsibility. Faye has all the information ready to hand over to whoever is interested in planning the next reunion. This includes all current addresses, other contact numbers and even the decorations. She can be contacted at 570-645-9426 or at 30 East Ruddle Street, Coaldale, PA 18218.




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Molly Maguire Re-enactment In Tamaqua Is Part Of Sunday Event.
June 22, 1998|by CHRISTINA M. PARKER (A free-lance story for The Morning Call)

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Mark Major of the Schuylkill County Historical Society portrayed Roarty of Coaldale. Roarty was the leader of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Coaldale and was charged with furnishing the weapon used to shoot Yost. He proclaimed his innocence to the end.

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Molly Maguire Ancestor To Speak To Irish-Americans (1994)
February 25, 1994|by WALT ROLAND, The Morning Call

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Other committee members are Emmett McCall of Lansford; John Barry, Nesquehoning; Robert Crampsie of Summit Hill, who is county controller; Robert Ames of Coaldale and William Kennedy of Tamaqua. Other association officers are Michael McCall, Coaldale, first vice president; Joseph Sweeney, Coaldale, second vice president; Crampsie, secretary; Ames, treasurer; Barry, sergeant-at-arms; and Rev. James Ward, pastor of St. Joseph and St. Stanislaus Catholic churches in Summit Hill, chaplain. Serving on the committee responsible for bringing Patrick Campbell back to Carbon County are Crampsie, McGinley, Joseph Conahan of Coaldale and state Rep. Keith McCall, D-122nd District, of Summit Hill.

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Miners' deaths gave life to labor movement

The Molly Maguires wanted better working conditions. They remain controversial.
March 04, 2007|By Jeanne Bonner Of The Morning Call

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-- More than 130 years later, the legacy of the Molly Maguires is still evolving, and remains contentious.

--James Roarity (Note: of Coaldale), who was convicted of killing policeman Benjamin Yost, said before his hanging in 1877: "I am going to die an innocent man."

-- To some, they were nothing more than thugs who ruthlessly killed the mine bosses who employed them. Others, meanwhile, have crowned them the patron saints of the modern labor movement who used anarchy and class warfare to fight against harsh working conditions.

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The Class of '64 reunion will be held at Chantilly's in Barnesville, PA. It's in an old school that has been modified to be a restaurant. It's located about a mile away from, and on the other side of the road from, the former entrance to Lakewood Park. Saturday, September 20, 2014.  Here's the website.
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How did the name "Tigers" come about in general use and what what year was it adopted:
In the 1933 Stentor (school year book), the name gladiators was used ”once” to identify the football team. The name did not stick. For many years the team was identified as the “Orange and Black” team. The question: When and why did the athletic teams start using “Tigers” for identification of the athletic teams? Any answers

Following was sent in:
"My best guess is that the Tigers nickname may have originated sometime in the range of 1936 to 1940. The reason I say that is that, in the 1935 Stentor (which I have), there is no mention of Tigers, but in the 1941 Stentor (which I also have) there is a mention in the football section about the "Tiger warriors." I do not have any of the Stentors from 1936 thru 1940." Perhaps one of our viewers may have one of the Stentors in question, with the answer.


I have the '33 Stentor (first one) and, in the football game summaries, the team is called, "The Moleskin Bearers."  Boy, I'm happy that name didn't stick. Otherwise, the term "Orange and Black" is also used.
The '36 Stentor refers to the team as "Raymerites."
The first time the team is called the "Tigers" is in the '37 Stentor. The term is used in the football and basketball sections. So, I guess this is what we are looking for." via Bill Scutta

Below resolves the issue the first time "Tigers" was used for the athletic teams.