Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!!

Happy St David’s Day!

According to Ayer’s American Newspaper Directory, there were several Welsh language newspapers available in the USA in 1880:

Welsh US newspapers 1880

Ayer’s US Newspaper Directory, 1880 (p.446)

At one time, Scranton, Pa., was home to the largest Welsh population outside Wales. Our friends at the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project tell me that some of the newspapers they have digitized for NDNP contain some Welsh language. A search on Chronicling America, yields several more reports about eisteddfods that were held in the US (see February 27 post).

Scranton Eisteddfod

Scranton Tribune. May 31, 1902.