18592Re: [Slovak-World] Utah Coal Mining Disaster and the Slovaks
- Aug 7, 2007Being the daughter, niece, cousin, great-niece, grand-daughter &
great-grand-daughter of coal miners, my heart is heavy at the thought of
what those families in Utah are going through. Our prayers are with them at
Though Dad was only a miner for a short period of time, some of my cousins,
both grandfathers, 1 great-grandfather & a great-uncle spent years as
miners. My late parents cringed every time there was news of a mine
accident such as the one in Utah. My father lost several cousins to a mine
accident in the early 1960s.
There are several sites on coal mining in southwestern PA, among them:
(On that site you'll find links to other sites on mining.)
Immigrants coming to the U.S. today complain about the minimum wage &
working conditions, yet none of them endures what the immigrant miners and
their contemporaries of 100 years ago had to endure.
On 8/6/07, Gregory J Kopchak <greg@...> wrote:
> About half of of all Slovaks living in America are here because of coal
> mines. Others to steel mills.
> Last week on another message base someone mentioned that an American
> marriage between two Slovaks from nearby by villages in Leisenring
> Pennsylvania could have been pre-arranged in the old country.
> The fact is that the Frick Mines recruited workers from both villages in
> In many cases, Frick and others ended up with 50% of the population of a
> Better pay, better living, and safer conditions.
> Ain't America great!
> Actually in the long run America was great.
> Check out....
> My grandfather is in the front row.
> Greg Kopchak
> It's All Relative
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