17994Re: Settlement of Slovaks in North America.
- May 8 9:11 AM
> There's also a Slovak community in Colorado (Denver, I think),That's an interesting instance of Slovak immigrant history, Helen. It
> no doubt there because of the mining.
seems to be mostly secondary migration -- some Slovak Americans moved
from the East to Pueblo, CO, to the steel mills there. Some of them
then found jobs in the mountain mines. For instance, Leadville, the
highest incorporated municipality in the US (10,430 ft), has the
highest, or one of the highest percentages of people registering
Slovak ancestry in the state. And Colorado has the 10th highest
concentration of people with Slovak ancestry. Does anyone have
information about direct immigrants from Slovakia to to Colorado and
any existing Slovak-American communities they may have joined?
A group of those dissatisfied with their work in Pueblo bought land
east of Colorado Springs and hoped to become farmers. I stopped at a
cemetery near Simla once and did notice a couple of Slovak-sounding
names. A Slovak-Worlder posted about them some years ago. She said
it hadn't been successful. I wonder whether she can provide more
details about them if she's still subscribed.
votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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