Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial (HMVMV)

Location: Duluth, MN 55802 St Louis County
Country: United States of America

N 46° 47.355', W 92° 5.817'

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An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak and impossible to remain silent.

Elias Clayton · Elmer Jackson · Isaac McGhie


On June 15, 1920, following the alleged rape of a young woman, Duluth police locked up a number of men who worked for a travelling circus. That evening, thousands of Duluthians gathered outside the city jail. The police were under orders not to shoot, and they obeyed.

With timbers and rails as battering rams, the mob broke down the doors of the jail and staged a trial of six of the men. They convicted Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie, who had been held as a witness. The crowd dragged the young men about a block, beat them as viciously as you may imagine, and hanged them from a light pole that stood diagonally across the street from where you are now. Some brave people spoke out in protest, but they were few against thousands. One man took a photograph that was later distributed as postcards. This memorial is dedicated to the memories of the murdered here and everywhere.
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 568924 N 5182140
Decimal Degrees46.78925000, -92.09695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 47.355', W 92° 5.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 47' 21.30" N, 92° 5' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)218, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 126 E 1st St, Duluth MN 55802, US
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