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Old Posted Dec 5, 2017, 5:46 PM
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Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc View Post
In the 1800's there were actually entire "colonization" companies devoted to moving new immigrants out of big cities and onto rural homesteads of their own. One I'm familiar with was devoted to bringing Italians and Russians from New York City to Western North Carolina.

Then there's the immigrant communities that have entrenched themselves in cities and towns off the beaten path. There was an effort to bring Cambodian refugee families into my area in the 70's and 80's, and Somalian communities have established themselves in Lewiston-Auburn, ME and in Minneapolis.

entrenched now and that is a good thing, but the somali refugees were purposefully relocated to those areas, and columbus too.

that's interesting re colonization companies.
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