The main reason for searching and reading about the Mines was because my grandfather was one of the Carusi when he was a child. Parents would rent out their child to be the manual labor to the miners. They slept on the ground under trees at night and worked all day for a pittance. The physical damage done to Carusi due to carrying heavy loads at a very young age was terrible. My grandfather worked the mines from the age of 7 or 8 until he left for America at 15-16. Terrible life. But someone should keep this alive to tell the story. So many people from Valguarnera left and came to Rochester NY(many to Argentina too) because of this.
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