Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (41)

March 17, 1875: John Kehoe's Hibernians 'Stand Up to the Mark Like Men'

In 1875, St. Patrick's Day in Pennsylvania's Mahanoy City broke cold and clear. But conflict gripped the hard coal region. Festivities that honored Ireland’s patron saint would highlight a longstanding war between Irish priests under the authority of Archbishop James Frederick Wood and Irish Catholic men who marched under society banners

Long-buried accounts of those…

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Added by Anne Flaherty on March 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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