Ethnic Life in the South Shore Region CSUMC logo
Following company recruitment, immigration to the mines increased rapidly.
Building of the railroad for shipment of the ore was one reason for the increased migration. In addition, immigrants wrote "American letters" to family and friends in the Old Country and other parts of North America, telling them work was available and providing an address to which to come.
The Cornish and Finns ere followed by Scandinavians, Italians, Slavic groups from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germans, and several other groups seeking work. Many of these immigrants

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