A reblog for your enjoyment — Happy St. Patrick’s Day — 😀
in the railroad cut /
where Irish immigrants toiled – /
tall emerald ferns //
Today we took a ride on the Northern Central Railway at Steam into History. In the steep railroad cuts – and all over the hills and valleys – there were deep, lush walls of ferns and gorgeous, soft greenery. It seems that the folks from the Emerald Isle left a bit of their heart behind while they were laboring on the railway – laboring, it turns out, in areas where there were signs saying “Irish Not Welcome”. How sad that so much of our history was built with the sweat and suffering of people we wrongly despised. How little things change – we simply substitute one group for another.
If you ever get the chance to ride the Northern Central Railway – please do! It’s a gorgeous ride and full of history…
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