Irish Catholic memorial planned at cemetery
it's a big deal when you think about it. And frankly, it’s one of the reasons that Leadville stands head and shoulders above so many of its mountain cousins when it comes to people’s interest. In fact, it’s that pull, that Leadville Connection, that has resulted in the honor of a diplomatic visit from the Ambassador of Ireland on Monday, May 13.
The reason behind Ambassador Daniel Mulhall’s visit can be found underground. But this time, it has nothing to do with mining, but rather the recently discovered unmarked burial sites of upwards of 2,000 souls in the Evergreen Cemetery. The incident was uncovered a few years ago during a project by some University of Colorado Denver students who were researching the immigration of thousands of Irish to the Rocky Mountains in search of their own pot of gold during Leadville’s notorious BOOM cycle of the 1880s.
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