All Blog Posts Tagged 'California' (7)


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Mayo Native William E. Shannon - U.S. Soldier, Attorney, Leader, Abolitionist

William E. Shannon (c 1821-November 3, 1850) was Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.  He passed the New York State Bar, was commissioned as a captain in the New York Volunteers, and given command of Company J.  He arrived in San Francisco on the Susan Drew on March 20, 1847 to take part in the California Conquest campaign of…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My First Blog!

This will be my first blog post here on The Wild Geese. Be gentle with me! I'm only part of this flock since October last year and am just about stretching my wings to fly now. To be honest, I have "flown" before. In the mid 90s I ventured to Herefordshire , England…

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Added by Donagh McKeown on June 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Irish Famine-Era 'Farthing' Sells for $102.50

This farthing coin was recently sold on eBay for $102.50. When it was minted in 1842, as a trading token by James O'Flynn it was worth only a quarter of one penny. James O'Flyn(n) was listed under 'Linen and Woollen Drapers…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Wicklow's Daughter, Beloved Mother: To the Girl on the Lawn at Cal

This year AVID students -- kids whose family backgrounds do not include a college experience -- invited me, their AP European History teacher, to go on the Northern California college tour, and I was honored. I had never visited Cal until a few years ago, with another…

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Added by Jim Gregory on January 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

The Wolfe Tone Guard in Civil War California

Kudos to the California State Department of Military History for posting this on their Facebook Page. 





Historic California Militia

and National Guard Units:


The Wolfe Tone Guard

Military Unit…

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Added by Jim Gregory on January 5, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments


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For Our Members Affected by the 2014 California Wildfires

 

Fireman's Prayer 

When I am called to duty, God

whenever flames may rage,

give me the strength to save some life

Whatever be its age.

 

Help me to embrace a little…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

A 'Worldly' St. Patrick's Day . . .

Alternative isn’t a word that springs to mind when I think about St. Patrick’s Day. For me -- and probably millions of other Irish-Americans -- the 17th of March has always been a day marked by traditions that border on the cliche.…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on March 20, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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