The boy, a lad just attaining the state of manhood, after being raised among a mixed family of half brothers, half sisters, full brothers, and to a certain extent by a step parent, had decided that the state of affairs and the adverse conditions which surrounded his upbringing, was not in accordance with his ambitions. After a time, although lacking in the fundamentals of an education, he arranged through his ability, his willingness to work, and tolerance, the three essential qualities necessary for advancement, to board the steamer which carried him from Ireland to America.
Pat Walsh Jr.
Reese River Valley - 2006
Photos Courtesy of Jim Zuccaro
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