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Missouri Irish: History of Kansas City, St. Louis and the American Frontier
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Irish Settlers on the American Frontier
New. Irish Genealogy & immigrants to America, indexed, maps, illustrated, lists, hardbound, coated stock, gold stamped, 218 pages.
Missouri, Gateway West A seldom found, hard bound book, with special end papers and coated stock for the inside pages, “Irish Settlers on the American Frontier 1770 - 1900.” Gateway west through Missouri(1984). Michael C. O’Laughlin. 218 pages, Over 40 illustrations, maps, photographs of early settlers. This work focuses on the Irish moving into Missouri from the earliest times of Spanish settlement into the modern era.

Full chapters are given on Kansas City; St. Louis; St. Joseph & Buchanaan County; The Famine Irish; The St. Patricks Day Parade; The Irish Wilderness and Iron Mountain Railroad; and Irish Immigration and distribution including statistics. This is the premier work on the Irish moving into the area, settling in the state of Missouri and onward movement. Also noted are the Irish in politics and in publishing.

Table of Contents Part One
1770 - 1884. Irish Settlers in the Spanish Regime
Indian Mounds and Tara Hills. Immigration...Religious Ties and Conflicts... West vs. East ... The First Irish-American Settlement in the Bois Brule Bottom.

Part Two
1804 - 1900. The First Irish Americans
Pioneer Journalists ... Mexican War ... Steamboat Irish ... Indian War ...The Famine Irish ... Murphy’s Wagon replaced by the Railroad ... Slavery ... Civil War Irish.

Part Three
Irish Immigration and Distribution
Irish Settlements in Missouri ... City vs. Farm .. Population by County ... Irish Settlements ...O’Fallon Missouri ... Donnybrook ... Moving on from Missouri

Part Four
The Irish in the Cities.
Saint Louis... Brady & McKnight ... O’Connor... Mullanphy .. The Kerry Patch ... Kansas City.... First Newspaper ...Father Bernard Donnelly ... The first Irish in Kansas City ... History of the St. Patricks Day Parade ... Shamrock Society ... A.O.H. St. Joseph and Buchanan County... On the overland trail

Part Five
The Irish Wilderness Settlement
Rev. J.J. Hogan ... Lifestyle ... Chillicothe ... Brookfield ... Ripley and Oregon Counties ... Iron Mountain Railroad.

Part Six
My Irish American Heritage.
The Sullivans, Donahues, Buckleys, Irish American Development.

List of Illustrations Sacred Indian Mound; Mixed Marriage; John O’Fallon; Alexander O’Reilly; First Government House; Missouri Republican Building; Joseph Charless; The Missouri Gazette; John Mullanphy; Alexander McNair; Joseph Murphy wagon builder; Dred Scott; Missouri Preachers; Archbishop Kenrick; Patrick Griffen; Kerry Patch Resident; Kerry Patch Map; James McDonough; Phelim O’Toole; Donnybrook; Fr. Donnelly; The Irish Patch in Kansas City; Kansas Public Ledger; Michael Sullivan; John T. Buckley ......

Early Work by O’Laughlin This is a specially commissioned Patrons’ issue, published in 1984. One of the first hardbound works by the author, Michael O’Laughlin. (You can learn more about the author in the Irish Roots Cafe here at Surname index, list of sources and appendix are included. Names of early settlers and settlements are included as well as extracts from old books and newspapers containing full names of those involved..

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