Over the past two centuries Irish immigrants played a vital role in building America's infrastructure.
Did you know????....
- Over 50% of the workers on the Erie Canal were of Irish descent.
- Construction of the Empire State Building began on St. Patrick's Day, 1930.
- The world's first skyscraper was The Home Insurance Building in Chicago and was built by Irish immigrants.
Today I have a wonderful infographic from the good folks at Claddagh Rings sharing some wonderful facts about the legacy of Irish American workers over the past two hundred years.
Check out all the facts in the graphic below....
A big thank you to the good folk at Claddagh Rings for sharing this information.
This Irish American construction legacy is definitely a source of Irish pride.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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