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Danell Haspel: ‘Wearin’ of the Green’ at Detroit Lakes Library

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You’ve heard it said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

That sweet sentiment is probably closer to the truth than you think!

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Consider the number of Irish immigrants to the United States during the potato famine of the 1840s.

According to World Book Encyclopedia, about 1.25 million people left Ireland for the U.S. and Canada during that time. (Many took advantage of the cheaper fare to Canada, and then found their way into the U.S.)

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