17984Re: [Slovak-World] Settlement of Slovaks in North America.
- May 6, 2007I was surprised to find a good sized settlement of
people of Slovak descent in Seattle and Tacoma in
--- Chuck Vrshek <chuckvrshek@...> wrote:
> Margarete - I think you are correct, but don't__________________________________________________
> forget the Slovaks who settled in the Midwest,
> particularly Chicago and St. Louis. My grandparents
> arrived in St. Louis in 1906 and lived in a large
> Slovak neighborhood with an established Slovak
> Lutheran Church [1st one west of the Mississippi
> River]. They moved to the south side of Chicago and
> lived in a Slovak neighborhood there again for the
> steel works. Whiting, Indiana on the shores of Lake
> Michigan also had a large Slovak community, with
> most of the males working in the steel mills as
> well. The 22nd Street area west of downtown Chicago
> was also a big Czech & Slovak community. Cudahay,
> Wisconsin, had a Slovak community where some worked
> in the meat packing industry. I'm sure others will
> respond on the Slovak communities of the Midwest.
> Good Luck with your project. Chuck Vrshek,
> Marietta, Georgia. ///
> modra101 <modra101@...> wrote:
> 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
> "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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