James Mc Parland

James Mc Parland

James McParland, also known as James McParlan (born 1843, County Armagh, Ireland – died May 18, 1919, Denver, Colorado, U.S.) was a Pinkerton agent.

Born in 1843 in County Armagh, Ireland, McParland arrived in New York in 1867. He operated a liquor store in Chicago until the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed his business. He then became a detective. Sometimes referred to as the "Great Detective", McParland was noted for success against the Molly Maguires, failure against the leadership of the Western Federation of Miners, and a fictional appearance in The Valley of Fear.

Read more about James Mc Parland:  Infiltration of The Molly Maguires, The Valley of Fear: McParland "meets" Holmes, Knights of Labor Railway Strike of 1886, Criminal Detection, McParland in Colorado, Competitive Practices, Allegations, Death

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James Mc Parland - Death
... The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and the Denver Catholic Register filled columns in tribute, recounting his Molly Maguire tales and Harry Orchard triumph, tucking in fiction and numerous lies along the way ... It mattered little, since the man had become a legend ...

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