The Kelayres Massacre

The Kelayres Massacre

Politics & Murder in Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Country

eBook - 2014
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Politics in Kelayres turned deadly on November 5, 1934. When Republican boss "Big Joe" Bruno sensed his grip on Pennsylvania's anthracite coal region slipping away with the night's election, he and a few family members opened fire on a peaceful Democratic parade passing Bruno's home. The carnage was shocking--five men gunned down and nearly two dozen other victims wounded but alive. Convicted and sentenced to the Schuylkill County Prison, Bruno quickly escaped, allegedly with help from the guard. It took authorities eight months to put him back behind bars. Author Stephanie Hoover delves into this true story of politics, murder and deceit.
Publisher: [United States] : The History Press : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781625850812
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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