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Tens of thousands of Irish miners fleeing famine risked it all for a better life in the mining boom of 1880’s Leadville. Their labor was cheap, their lives short, and their bodies often buried in the pauper section of Evergreen Cemetery. Can digging up the past and celebrating the forgotten dead shed light on the immigrant stories of Colorado?
Watch “Colorado Experience: The Lost Irish Miners of Leadville” Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
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By: Rocky Mountain PBS
Title: Colorado Experience: The Lost Irish Miners of Leadville
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