|In 1957, times were tough for a fourth generation baker
in Cork County, Ireland. Young John Shanahan, had a child
at home to support, so with just the clothes on his back
and a talent for his trade, he crossed the Atlantic, leaving
his young wife and one year old son Colm in Ireland until
he could afford to bring them to America.
He found his first job working in a little French settlement
known as Milltown, New Jersey. John Shanahan and the old
European baker who owned the bakery worked together for years,
becoming like father and son. And like most great American
stories, after much hard work and a little luck, John was
able to buy the bakery from the old man when he retired.