Slate and Immigration

Location: Granville,NY
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Local History
Video Date: 8/19/22

Who was responsible for pulling slate out of the ground in Vermont and New York at the height of the slate mining industry?

In this latest installment of This Place in History, we visit Slate Valley Museum Executive Director Sarah Kijowski to chat about the waves of immigration to the United States and Vermont and how that impacted the industry here.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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