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Folktales And Music Bring To Life The W.Va., Welsh Connection

 

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May 29, 2020

“They called it “The World Turned Upside Down.” In the 18th and 19th century the British monarchy took over Wales and the Industrial Revolution began. Thousands of poorer farmers were displaced, left with no land or work, so they sailed West, eventually finding themselves in Appalachia. This continued to happen for hundreds of years. . .”

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Explore WV Public Broadcasting’s “”Folktales And Music Bring To Life The W.Va., Welsh Connection” website to continue reading – includes links to more information: also some audio clips

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