Butte, Montana: The town that Cavan man Marcus Daly built with his Copper Kingdom

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The Irish legacy is evident all across the United States and Canada. Irish America editor-in-chief Patricia Harty selects corners of Ireland that preserve the memory of those who came before and where current generations honor their Irish-American heritage.

From O'Neill, Nebraska, which is home to the largest shamrock in the world; Bunker Hill in Massachussetts, where the Irish helped quash a British attack,  Tipperary Hill in Syracuse where the top traffic light in the sequence is green; the Donner Pass in Nevada where two Irish families were lucky to survive a deathly trek and Butte Montana, where the Cavan-born Irish "Copper King,"