"I found myself standing in the midst of all these sunken, unmarked graves. I started checking records and I just knew that this is what I wanted to write about and talk about for my professional career," says Jim Walsh, Associate Professor of Political Science. On October 1, Walsh spoke as part of a commemoration ceremony launching a new memorial project on Irish immigrants in the Rocky Mountain West at Leadville's Evergreen Cemetery.
Honoring the Rocky Mountain Irishmen of Colorado
Irish Times, Sept 24
Celebrating the Irish Miners Who Lived — and Died — in Colorado
Westword, Sept 27