67: Abruzzis in Pennsylvania

Posted by Deborah DeChurch (di Cioccio) on 09/21/00 at 4:59 PM
Subject: Abruzzis in Pennsylvania

I'm new here, and have read many of the past posts. It sure seems to me that many of our Abruzzi ancestors settled in the coal mining areas of Pennsylvania. My family lived in north central PA---the DuBois area.

I wonder if coal mines recruited poor farmers from Abruzzo to come, or why so many ended up in Penn? Perhaps they still wanted to be in a mountainous, snowy area?

Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks, Deb

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