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Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Re: Why Chicago?
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 23:13:30 EST
My great-great grandfather came in the 1850s to work on the canal being built
there..at least that is what is surmised. There are pictures of the Irish
workers quarters there..shacks in mud, lots of illness..very grim.