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In my area, it employed a lot of Italian Americans, too.

There's lot's of stories about which specific jobs could be held by each nationality at the quarries. The splitters were usually Welshmen. The Welsh were also known for their experience and eye for reading the slate beds. When Italians were brought in, production increased. They had the experience and ability cutting and moving the big blocks and shaping the large slate building materials.
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