Monthly Archives: March 2011

Here Come the Irish

From 1718 to 1775, more than 100,000 people came from Ireland to the American colonies.  These Irish immigrants weren’t just Irish, they were mostly families that had moved from Scotland and the north of England to Ulster province in Ireland … Continue reading

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The Tin Plate King

William Bateman Leeds was known as the “Tin Plate King” for his domination of the tin plate industry in late 19th-century America.  He began as a florist in Richmond, Indiana, but by the time he died in 1908 he had … Continue reading

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish?

‘Tis the month for celebrating being Irish.  Saint Patrick’s Day, Green Beer, Shamrocks and the Dublin Irish Festival (Dublin, Ohio, that is).  Until I went to Notre Dame for my undergraduate studies, Saint Patrick’s Day never meant much to me.  … Continue reading

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Vacation Pictures: Nazi Germany #2

In the summer and fall of 1936, my grandfather traveled to Germany.  I have posted a couple more of his pictures below.  These photos are in my family’s possession.  If you download them for any purpose other than personal viewing, … Continue reading

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