17 March 1904 – St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

excerpt - Minneapolis Journal - 17 March 1904 - wearin' of the greenSt Patrick’s day, 1904.

No baseball news of note, and also not much in the way of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrating. I see there is a celebration scheduled for Dania Hall, over on the West Bank; about ten years ago now Dania Hall was being rehabbed and it was almost finished when it burned to the ground. Very unfortunate, as it was a beautiful old building, with a very nice old auditorium upstairs.

Apparently St. Patrick has gained importance since 1904. While some saints have been unsainted, St. Patrick just gets bigger and bigger.

What would they think of our celebrations today? Probably they would be appalled.

Because it is a bit appalling, he said, as he sipped from his Bushmill’s.

 

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