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Many Irishmen worked as laborers building the railroads. In a presentation for the Hatfield Historical Society, men who built the Great Western Railway, which linked Boston, Worcester, Springfield and New York, were remembered. Interesting bits of train trivia, such as the fact the James McNeil Whistler's father, who is definitely not as famous as his mother, was chief engineer of the railroad in 1848, were also included in the presentation.


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"Recalling Irish Muscle that built Mass. Railroads" article from Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper

author   Jenny Hall
publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   Mar 17, 2007
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   9.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L07.014

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