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Thursday, May 07, 2009

WHY THEY MADE THE TRIP

Why did many of our ancestors come to the New World? Not for religious freedom, according to Dick Eastman: for many of our forebears, a scary trip across an immense ocean to an unknown land seemed preferable to the awful living conditions the poor faced in their mother countries:

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Note: Of course, some of our relatives came here because a scary ocean voyage seemed more promising than the other option they were offered-- the hangman’s noose…

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