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Irish And Irish-Americans In Helena, Montana, 1864-1916, Anna Moe Apr 1994

Irish And Irish-Americans In Helena, Montana, 1864-1916, Anna Moe

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July 4, 1905, dawned as a bright sunny day in Helena, Montana. Some even said it was due to the “Luck of the Irish.” People, mostly Irish, from all over the state had come to see the unveiling of the Thomas Francis Meagher statue in front of the Montana state capitol building. Lieutenant Governor Edwin L. Norris in addressing the crowd of over 2,500 stated: He [Thomas Francis Meagher] was not native born, but long before he had come to these shores the principles of self-government, freedom and the rights of man had been born in him. Long before ...