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South Wales
South Wales was the source of much emigration to America in the 19th Century. The Iron Masters had been exploiting the local iron ore reserves since around 1750 and Britain's Industrial Revolution was fuelled by the later development of the South Wales coalfield. South Wales had a pool of men skilled in metallurgy and mining and men like these would find  ready employment in places like distant Scranton, Pennsylvania.  This map is designed to help researchers (especially those in the field of family history) but because of the design limitations imposed by the need to minimise the file size, it must be regarded as a schematic. 


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