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North End History: The Irish Influx

North End History by Guild Nichols PART 3: THE IRISH INFLUX 1840-1870 The Irish have been part of Boston – in small numbers to be sure – from the very outset of the American Revolution. Patrick Carr of Ireland was one of the five men shot by British soldiers on the evening of March 5, 1770 […]

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North End History: From Rags to Riches

North End History by Guild Nichols PART 2: FROM RICHES TO RAGS After 1780, Revere expanded his business interests in keeping with the feverish commercial development along the North End waterfront. He opened a foundry for the smelting of iron and brass and was soon supplying bolts, spikes and nails for the burgeoning shipbuilding industry. […]

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