Niall Burgess, right, consul general of Ireland, is given a tour of the Columbia Canal near Riverfront Park by Karen Kustafik, park ranger coordinator. A memorial will be dedicated today at the park in honor of the hundreds of Irishmen who dug the Columbia Canal in the early 1800s.
Niall Burgess, right, consul general of Ireland, is given a tour of the Columbia Canal near Riverfront Park by Karen Kustafik, park ranger coordinator. A memorial will be dedicated today at the park in honor of the hundreds of Irishmen who dug the Columbia Canal in the early 1800s.
Niall Burgess, right, consul general of Ireland, is given a tour of the Columbia Canal near Riverfront Park by Karen Kustafik, park ranger coordinator. A memorial will be dedicated today at the park in honor of the hundreds of Irishmen who dug the Columbia Canal in the early 1800s.

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September 06, 2008 1:39 AM

Columbia pays tribute to Irish laborers who built canal

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