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Thursday, September 15, 2016
The potato's effect on America
According to the BBC (Link), one-eighth of the population of Ireland died during the Great Famine of the mid-1800's, and about twice that number emigrated to America. So, if you are of Irish lineage, and you now live in America, your presence here is very likely related to the potato crop.