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Vermont's Irish

Mayor James Edmund Burke, whose parents were Irish, hosted Amelia Earhart at the opening of a Burlington, Vt., airport.
Mayor James Edmund Burke, whose parents were Irish, hosted Amelia Earhart at the opening of a Burlington, Vt., airport.
By Jan Gardner
October 11, 2009

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The story of the Irish in Vermont is finally being told. Historian Vincent E. Feeney, the grandson of Irish immigrants, moved from California to Vermont for graduate school in 1966 and stayed. He initially considered Vermont to be Yankee land until he noticed the last names of his students - Howrigans, Leahys, Donovans, O’Rourkes. (Full article: 554 words)

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