James Walsh Expands on Irish History in Leadville

Published: Sept. 22, 2022

Assistant Professor in Political Science James Walsh says there were about 3,000 Irish-born people in the town of Leadville at any one time during the silver rush. Walsh, who has spent 20 years researching Irish history in Leadville and is publishing a book next year, says life for those who came was harsh, with the Irish at the bottom of the social ladder.

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