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Catalog Number 2005.026.0001
Object Name Tape, Cassette
Scope & Content Arrival of Welsh
lost # of immigrants/w knowledge of slate (as did Irish)
Middle Granville and Fair Haven - 1st settled by them
Calvinistic Methodist - Congregational -
North Poultney, West Pawlet, Salem
1st Eisteddfodd in 1853 in Middle Granville.

What did they come?
Many publications in Wales about opportunities here
y Crydd itc.
Need for skill and labor.
-Penrhyn slate in Middle Granville, (1860's) one of leaders (Eleazor Jones) worked in immigration in Liverpool, lived in brick house on hill in Middle Granville.
-residue of Welsh culture?
National Eisteddfodd, bid Eisted in Middle Granville, till 1890'2 then shifted to Granville,
local churches have Gymanfa Game (Poultney, Fair Haven, Granville) Green Mountain Call Choir centered on Welsh music - encouraged Welsh studies - devel resurgence of Welsh interest.

Family background?
Jones great, great grandparents, 1851, headed for Granville, went to Peach Batlon PA, stayed there 12 years.
grandfather Jones - quarryman - later silknultic
Whitehall - Gev. Hophins & father, grandfather farmed partnership.
1922- after Depression re-opened-closed in WW 2
"I never worked in a quarry - son did, some summers."

Other Ethnic Groups?
Irish - Church in West Granville 1852, cemetery, no perm. priest.
Italians - later got own church.
current cemetery is near airport for all Catholic. except Byzantines.
Welsh - Elmwood - 75% are Welsh graves. Fair Haven - Welsh/Cedar Grove.

Future: Slate industry - growing but not used by locals "high end" cam afford Architectural uses - few new slate roofs in area.
Many remove s;ate and put on shingles.
Now they "carefully" remove it, big market for used slate.
"Slate rustling" (stealing) takes place often on old buildings.

-My main interest is in local history - family, died young, so has had to research - still disorganized but will give it to slate museum. Where in Wales was Great Grandfather from?
-Y Drydd was printed in Welsh until recently -is by Ewan Hughes in research.
gave 180 pg book of translation to the museum
- died in West Pawlet - 1901 - none say where he came from.
Creator Williams, Stephen T.
Title John Jones, Oral History