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Irish Immigrants in 19th Century Maine

Machine Shop employees of the Portland Company, 1887

Machine Shop employees of the Portland Company, 1887

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Maine Historical Society

Like most immigrant groups, the Irish began their American experience in the lower echelons of society.

Many were able to transcend the discrimination and economic adversity of nineteenth century Maine and make enormous contributions to the state's development.

By the close of the century, Irish Americans established themselves as a vital part of the state's social fabric.


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