Tri-City Ledger -

U.S. has long standing with immigrants


June 7, 2018

The United States has always had a large immigrant population. This population has often been made up of large groups of people fleeing the hardships of their own lands to find a better life. Others seek purpose. This is the beginning story of a genius inventor who, although he had a much better status than other migrants, overcame his own challenges to become one of our national heroes. His name was John Ericsson.

John was born in a small mining town of Sweden in 1803. His father, who was a mine inspector encouraged his boy in science and engineering and John quickly grew into the fi...

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