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Life In The Copper Mines of Lake Superior

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Life in the Copper Mines of Lake Superior
  Written by John H. Forster in the 1880’s .

20 pages

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I beg to add a few translations—to-wit:

Higs……….eggs.

 Wirl……….hip.

Deef……….empty.

Teel……….tail.

Titch……… for once.

Heer………..air.

Tet………….push.

Cloonk…….drink.

Tooly……….fine fellow.

Coption…….quantity.

Hodamatody…booby

 

But we find in the mines many gentlemen of Cornish birth who are well educated and efficient, occupying positions of trust and responsibility. Many of the captains and agents are Cornishmen.

The Scotch, as is ‘well known, are canny bodies, and succeed in the mines as elsewhere, in pushing themselves to the front. They make good miners, but most of them, like the Yankee, prefer to work above ground.

The Irish are numerous—many of them are miners, but they are versatile and disposed to turn their hand to any kind of surface work also, such as handling cars, making railroads, and feeding stamps. They become good business men and are natural politicians, are always busy at the polls and never refuse a candidacy even for the highest office in the gift of the people. In the schools their children are very bright and, numerous.

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