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Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Maine

Gorham's Corner, Portland, ca. 1904

Gorham's Corner, Portland, ca. 1904

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Maine Historical Society

Prejudice against the Irish grew strong in the 1830s in Maine and elsewhere, in conjunction with the start of a large flood of Irish immigration.

Newspaper reports of the day described Irish sections of Maine cities, like Gorham's Corner in Portland and "Dublin" in Bangor, as filthy and unruly.


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