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Windy City Irish Radio - September 20, 2017

Windy City Irish Radio - September 20, 2017

This week on Windy City Irish Radio, the lads pay tribute to the many contributions that the Irish have given to our country and mark some important landmarks in Irish-American history. As is often discussed on the show, Irish-Americans grew from hardscrabble roots to play a large part in building cities, infrastructure, railroads and canals in linking sea to shining sea. September marks the 190th anniversary of County Longford descendant and New York Governor DeWitt Clinton signing off on the building of the Erie Canal, which opened a waterway from the New York Harbor through to the Midwest and beyond. Tipperary man J.J. McShane was the first construction engineer on the project that employed tens of thousands of Irish immigrants leading up to the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. September also marks the 90th anniversary of the famed Long Count, the fight between Irish-American boxing legends Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. In addition to story time there is music from Kildare descend

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