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Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Maine

Grand Trunk Railroad Grain Elevator, Portland, 1901

Grand Trunk Railroad Grain Elevator, Portland, 1901

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The growth of industry in mid nineteenth century Maine created a need for manpower, much of which was filled by immigrants.

Irish immigrants worked on ambitious engineering projects like the Grand Trunk Railroad and the Cumberland and Oxford Canal.