The Irish in Colorado are seeking to honor immigrants buried in unmarked graves. They are the 1,339 mostly-Irish immigrants from the late 1870s and 1880s lying in sunken, unmarked graves in a Catholic cemetery in Leadville, Colorado. “By naming them, we are recognizing the intense trauma and suffering that this particular generation of Irish immigrants suffered,” said James P. Walsh Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Colorado Denver, who has dedicated his academic career to examining the lives of Irish famine refugees.
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