Nebraska - Irish Emigrants Surviving on The Frontier
When we think of Irish Emigrants in the USA, images of New York or Boston spring to mind. However on a recent trip to the US I visited friends in Nebraska where I found a very different Irish American history.
Located in the midwest – the landcape and climate in Nebraska are pretty extreme – its very different from the large cities on the Eastern Coast.
In this podcast I look at how Irish emigrants survived on the Great Plains in the 1870s and 1880s. Their accounts are fascinating – from sleeping in tents in brutal winters to an Irish American man who sold something called ‘The Great Remedy’ that could cure anything!