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March 14 - May 11, 2007
 

Photos from the Exhibit

Frank_McGovern
Frank McGovern, Grand Marshall of St. Patrick's Parade, gets lesson from John Duggan of St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band of Dublin, 1960.
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William_T._Duffy
World War I came to an end on November 11, 1918, but remains of those killed were not all returned quickly. One of those who made the supreme sacrifice was Sergeant William T. Duffy of Newark, who was killed at St. Mihiel, France on October 3, 1918. His was the last American soldier’s body brought back from France for reburial.
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Sacred_Heart
Two of the city’s most successful Irishman designed and built Newark’s landmark Sacred Heart Cathedral, one the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the United States. Jeremiah O’Rourke designed and Edward M. Waldron built it, Irish laborers providing the muscle along the way. It took 56 years, 1898 to 1954, to complete.
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Deputy_Chief_Matthew_P.A._McDermitt
Deputy Chief Matthew P.A. McDermitt is shown here with the horses used to do the last demonstration run of the old horse-pulled steam engines, Newark, December 20, 1923. The horses were replaced by a new modern motorized pumper, ending a picturesque era.
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Etta_Fallon
In 1918, Etta Fallon was appointed as one of the first three policewomen in Newark. During her first four years she reviewed motion pictures as a member of the vice squad. She later served in the city’s Family Court. In 1943, she was promoted to Sergeant and retired in 1948 with that rank.
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Photo credits: The Newark Public Library

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This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

 

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