A Famine wall is a stone wall about the height of a man (in Ireland). They were built during the Famine of the 1840s as a means to keep the hungry masses out of the estates of the landowners. Ironically, it was the (usually homeless) Catholics who built the walls, for a few scraps to eat. Massive work projects like the Famine walls and the Famine roads kept the masses barely alive during the four years that the crops failed.
A Prayer For The Men That Will Marry Our Daughters
BEAUTIFUL Prayer! "Often I find myself praying for 4 people that I have never met. Ironically, these unknown figures play a significant role in the future of my family and I will one day entrust them with pieces of my heart. I pray for my son-in-laws as i
Located in Nevada’s Bullfrog Hills about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Rhyolite emerged as one of several mining camps in 1905 and exploded after the large scale discovery of gold. Rhyolite’s population declined to near zero by 1920. After its abandonment, buildings crumbled and stones were scavenged for use elsewhere. Ironically, Wild West settlements that become ghost towns have a habit of luring almost as many people as they did during their boom years. Tourists have replaced miners…