17982RE: [Slovak-World] Settlement of Slovaks in North America.
- May 6, 2007Dear Margarete,
You can take my word too. It is all correct.
From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of modra101
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 9:59 AM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Settlement of Slovaks in North America.
For those who have extended knowledge of the settlement of Slovaks in
North America, I'd like to ask you to take a look at this brief
paragraph and tell me if you agree with this. I need it for a writing
project and want it to be as correct as possible, of course.
"In the United States, many Slovaks settled in Pennsylvania and Ohio
with Pittsburgh becoming a major center for American Slovaks, mainly
due to the mining and steel works that could employ many unskilled
workers. By far the greatest number of Slovaks came from east and
north Slovakia, particularly from the regions of Zemplin, Saris, Spis,
and Orava [correct accent marks will be placed]. It is said today that
almost every family in east Slovakia can claim a relative or
descendant in North America."
The last sentence came directly from a Slovak who is from Kosice so
I'll take his word for it.
Margarete Hurn Minar
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