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Lasting memorial created in Boston to forgotten Irish potato famine refugees

They yearned for a better way of life for their families when they arrived in America by the boatloads - sickened and starving after weeks of journeying across the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland. But while quarantined on a spit of land jutting into Boston Harbor, many of them died from typhus, dysentery and malnourishment. For 170 years, the skeletal remains[Read More...]

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