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From: "NANCY J. CURRAN" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Canal Workers - Irishmen - 1820's-1830's
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 18:43:17 -0800 (PST)
I've heard (or read) that because of the dread miasma of the Mohawk Valley, only African-Americans and Irishers were tough enough to work on the Erie Canal and keep their health.
And there is still a condition described as Mohawk Valley sinus problems.
Nancy Johnsen Curran
Genealogy research and photography in the capital region of New York State
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