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Escaping Famine, Early Irish immigration

Escaping Famine, Early Irish immigration

In the 1740s and then again in the 1840s Philadelphia and the East Coast had large numbers of Irish immigrants. The potato famines in Ireland forced many families to leave their native soil to find sustainability in other countries.

Link to the image source: The Irish Memorial Monument, Front St and Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA., Yelp.com < http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-irish-memorial-monument-philadelphia >

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