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  •  There was perpetual agitation in the coal mines (3+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, markdd, KenBee

    Lancashire (where Blackburn is) had a very productive coalfield. The other industry which Lancashire was VERY famous for was the cotton industry. At one stage it produced more cotton cloth and cotton goods than any other place on Earth..

    So, they entered America through the 'Golden Door', eh?

    I came much later, of course!....

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 10:25:07 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks SF (3+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

      Somehow I managed to mangle the county.  At 11, GF was probably too young for the mine, but the right age and size for the cotton mills.  He worked at odd handyman jobs , Great Grandmother was already a widow at age 54, quite possible then that Great Grandfather worked in the mines.

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 11:11:11 PM PDT

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