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Cousin Jacks and Jennies in Arizona (access required)

Thomas PascoeThe story of the Cornish in the Untied States is intertwined with the story of the technologically advancing and treacherous Arizona mining industry. Globe was an important mining center and had a large population of Cornish Cousin Jacks, who learned mining from the ground up in the coalmines of Wales. The phrase “Cousin Jacks ...

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