The Hill was named for its proximity to the highest point in St. Louis. Italians, mainly from Northern Italy, immigrated to the area starting in the late 1800s; however, by 1910, Sicilians were also immigrating to the Hill. Agencies in Italy were employed by mining companies and other industries to help Italian citizens gather all the required documentation for immigration. Italians came to the Hill because of its proximity to the factory and the mines and because it was a district that allowed them to purchase land and ...

St. Louis's the Hill 2014, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

ISBN-13: 9781467112215

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St. Louis's the Hill 2014, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531669768

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