Saloon in Wetmore (Colo.), 189, "Men, a boy, and a dog pose at a dilapidated saloon building in Wetmore, Custer County, Colorado. Three men sit on gabled cornices, the boy and the dog stand near the double doors, a man bends over an open window bay and another draws back a board as though to spank him." (from the Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library)
Genealogical and Family History of Western New York.pdf
Photographer unknown. "U.S. Fort Le Boeuf, Waterford; build 1796-97; Charles Martin, Commander." Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr.com; citing *Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania* 1915: p.11. (Book digitized by The University of Pittsburgh Library System.)
From the earliest days of the Leadville mining boom, right up until the present day, Colorado has been home to a large, vibrant community of Irish immigrants and Irish-Americans. The most visible manifestation of the Irish in Colorado is Denver's fabled St. Patrick's Day Parade (hosted this year by WH/G friend Tom Noel) but it's hardly the only place where the Irish have left their mark on the Centennial State over the past 150 years. As we prep for the 2015 St. Patrick's...