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Hello, just wanted to introduce myself real quick! I am an Asturian-American living in Portland, OR. My family came here to America to work in the Zinc smelters for Andrew Carnegie back in the early 1900's. Like many other families from Asturias, both sides of my family lived in towns where Carnegie had Zinc smelters (Cherryvale, KS, Donora, PA, etc) so those towns had large Asturian communities, which I believe is a blessing because it allowed our bloodlines to continue and I can say that I have no other blood in me. Donora, PA was an amazing town with a large Asturian community, a large social club on top of a hill in town (which is still there and the remaining Asturians still meet there) Of course all of the mills and smelters shut down in the late 60's and everyonbe scattered across the country. We left Donora, PA and wound up in Southern California....I later left and came here to Portland, OR. I apologize, this may not be the place for this subject, I just wanted to give you a little background on myself. I have always wanted to play the gaita and have finally decided to start taking the steps, I am really glad I found this forum! I was reading some of the posts in here and notices a couple people mentioned someone here in Oregon a few times, I would like to hear more information about him if possible. Thank you all for your time and I look forward to speaking with you in the future!
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