The silver mines in idaho need workers. Take the oregon trail.
Your saying all I need to start a new life is to work in the mines.
Hurry kid we are almost there!
My name is cable and I am 14 years old. My family lived in utah and moved to idaho to have a better life and so that I would have a job in mining.
Get back to work!!
One day, I was in town and overheard a promoter talk about how they needed workers in the mines. This was a great opportunity to go to washington and have a better life for my family.
Why are there so many people?
My family thought it was a good idea to take the oregon trail to get to idaho. But the journey was long and hard. We did this to start a new life. Also, I knew I would have to work in the mines to support my family.
I need to head to work now.
when I started working in the mines it was not great, I got paid little, it was dangerous to work, and they treat you like a slave. But I needed to do it so we had food.
When the railroad was completed more people came to washington and more younger kids started to work at the mines. The mines that I worked in got crowded and harder to work in.
The industrialization made the silver and coal mining expand. Making me work more to support my wife and son. But other then work, I was happy with my family.