Bit Devine's Blog Posts Tagged 'Arizona' (3)

'Hell Town': 'Whites' Battle Over Irish Orphans in Arizona

I was just reading through some articles on another site regarding the dark history of the Orphan Trains and their arrival in Arizona. In doing further research, I came across this amazing article written by Margaret Regan.



Here is the article in its entirety, reproduced here with her kind permission. It…

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Added by Bit Devine on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Ever Irrepressible Mims Murphy

Mary Eileen "Mims" Murphy Walsh was born in County Longford in 1881. She was college educated and worked in Dublin. She married Patrick "Paddy" Walsh on July 29, 1913. They immigrated to the United States in 1915. To Mims, it was an exile that she…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

There’s Gold in Nellie Cashman

In Tombstone, Arizona, the town too tough to die, Nellie Cashman, the Miners’ Angel, is legendary for her business skills, her philanthropy and her Irish grit. Her biographer once said, when asked to describe her, “Pretty as a Victorian cameo…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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