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Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Irish and Italian Immigrants

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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. Irish and Italian Immigrants Marker
Inscription.  
Irish and Italian Immigrants
Alden Place used to be called "Hogan's Alley" after a news- paper comic strip, begun in 1895, about immigrant children using odd slang. The Irish were the first to settle on Alden Place, having moved to Millbrook to work on the farms and on the railroad. Among them was Mary Hogan, whose house was at the start of "the Alley." By 1925, most of the houses on Alden Place were owned or rented by first-generation Italians, many of whom had immigrated to Millbrook from the region around Fondi, 75 miles southwest of Rome, to work as masons, construction workers, or gardeners on the large estates. Their Italian Naturalization Club, shown in both photos, was down the street. The Italians formed several mutual-aid societies to help one another in their new land.

Immigranti Irlandesi ed Italiani
Alden Place era chiamato "Hogan's Alley," tratto da una striscia comica di giornale iniziata nel 1895, con bambini di im migranti che usavano uno strano dialetto. Gli irlandesi furono i primi ad occupare Alden Place, lavorando nella ferrovia e nelle fattorie. Tra di essi c'era Mary Hogan, la cui casa era all'inizio
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. Irish and Italian Immigrants Marker
dell' Alley." Dal 1925 molte delle case in Alden Place erano di proprietà o affittate dalla prima generazione d'italiani, molti dei quali erano immigrati a Millbrook da Fondi (e d'intorni), 75 mi glia al sud-ovest di Roma, lavorando come muratori o giardinieri nelle grandi tenute. La loro Italian Naturalization Club, mostrata in entrambe le foto, era alla fine della strada. Gli italiani formarono numerose società di mutuo soccorso per aiutarsi nella loro nuova terra. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 41° 46.999′ N, 73° 41.608′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Alden Place, on the right when traveling south on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); From Primary School to Town Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Rough Stonework a Specialty” (about 400 feet away); The Great Fire of 1916 (about 600 feet away); “Up to Date in Every Respect” (about 700 feet away); All Aboard! (about 700 feet away); “Downstreet” (about 700 feet away); “Perfect Service and Perfect Food” (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
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 Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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