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The letter home

Places They Settled

Some of the Cornish were unable to read or write and would ask a friend to write a letter or postcard home for them. On a Sunday, which was their only day off, they would find sit in the sunshine with the scribe as he wrote and told the folks back home of how they were progressing. Those that could read and write may well have stayed indoors in order to write to the family.

Below you will find post card views of some of the places where Cornish people went in the USA and Canada. Probably thousands of  postcards reached Cornwall especially at Christmas which was the traditional time for keeping in touch

I have linked the postcards with other peoples web sites and have tried to find web sites which give information on the places as they were at the time the Cornish were writing their letters home.  Click on the Post cards to see a larger image then on the place name to visit a site.

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  Akron, Ohio.

bethlehem PA.jpg (50369 bytes)  Bethlehem, P.A.

Bisbee Arizona 1910.jpg (7917 bytes)  Bisbee, Arizona

blackhawk colorado.jpg (52186 bytes)  Blackhawk, Colorado

buffalo.jpg (55602 bytes)   Buffalo, New York

Butte city.jpg (25095 bytes)  Butte City, Montana.

calumet miners band.jpg (29904 bytes)  Calumet & Houghton County, Michigan

cobalt.jpg (37903 bytes)  Cobalt, Ontario.

crystal falls.jpg (57218 bytes)  Crystal Falls, Michigan

  Detroit, Michigan.

birdseye_view_of_west_duluth.jpg (32348 bytes)  Duluth, Minnesota.

ely.jpg (17267 bytes)  Ely, Minnesota 

elko2.jpg (29526 bytes)  Elko, Nevada

erie pc.jpg (21229 bytes)  Erie, Pennsylvania

grass valley.jpg (60550 bytes)  Grass Valley, California.

globe.jpg (54791 bytes)  Globe, Arizona.

goldfield nevada.jpg (27172 bytes)  Goldfield, Nevada    

wardner & kellogg.jpg (20478 bytes)  Kellogg, & Wardner Idaho

lead city.jpg (31578 bytes)  Lead City, South Dakota.

  Martell California

miami Arizon.jpg (5425 bytes)  Miami, Arizona

  Miles City, Montana

mitchell1.jpg (44021 bytes)   Milwaukee, Wisconsin

mineral point.jpg (13038 bytes)  Mineral Point

morenci.jpg (23488 bytes)  Morenci, and Greenlee County Arizona

mcgill1.jpg (5800 bytes)  McGill, Nevada.

Nevada City.jpg (70514 bytes)  Nevada City / Deer Creek, California.

negaunee.gif (10634 bytes)  Negaunee 

new mexico.jpg (33008 bytes)  New Mexico

  New Milford, Connecticut 

pen argyl.jpg (106856 bytes)  Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania 

enterprisemine_sepiafx.jpg (18751 bytes)  Rico, Colorado

  Scranton Pennsylvania 

san francisco.jpg (50743 bytes)  San Francisco California

sayer.jpg (6998 bytes)  Sayre. Pennsylvania

  Schenectady, New York

gilbert19.gif (187630 bytes)  Sparta, & Gilbert Minnesota

spokane.jpg (45292 bytes)  Spokane, Washington

sheraton hotel Telluride colorado.jpg (24797 bytes)  Telluride, Colorado


Turners Falls, Massachusetts


The Vulture Mine, Arizona


camstock.jpg (31303 bytes)  Virginia, Nevada.

tonopah nevada.jpg (25431 bytes)  Tonopah, NevadaA lithograph drawing of Yuba City/Marysville, circa 1851

  Yuba City, California.

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