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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: History Repeats... Utah Coal Mining Disaster

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  • LongJohn Wayne
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    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 8, 2007
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      --- Gregory J Kopchak <greg@...> wrote:

      > In the late 19th Century many of our Slovak
      > Ancestors came to America
      > with the promise of American riches.
      >
      > The theme song was....
      >
      > "Work the coal mines of America and become rich."
      >
      > CNN reported today that the miners trapped in Utah
      > yesterday were
      > mostly Mexican.
      >
      > They heard the 21st Century version of the song.....
      >
      > "Work the coal mines of America and become rich."
      >
      > Some things change, but the lure of America lingers.
      >
      > Say a prayer for the miners trapped yesterday.
      >
      > Greg Kopchak
      > It's All Relative
      >
      >
      > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "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
      > > Slovakia.
      > >
      > > In many cases, Frick and others ended up with 50%
      > of the population of a
      > > village.
      > >
      > > Better pay, better living, and safer conditions.
      > >
      > > Ain't America great!
      > >
      > > Actually in the long run America was great.
      > >
      > > Check out....
      > >
      > > www.iarelative.com/mines.htm
      > >
      > > My grandfather is in the front row.
      > >
      > > Greg Kopchak
      > > It's All Relative
      > >
      >
      >
      >



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