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Monument to the emigrants at Monleone of Cicagna (Fontanabuona Valley), Genoa, Italy (1) | by cienne45
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Monument to the emigrants at Monleone of Cicagna (Fontanabuona Valley), Genoa, Italy (1)

Monument to the emigrants at Monleone of Cicagna (Fontanabuona Valley), Genoa, Italy

 

Emigration from Liguria to the Americas started approximately by the second half of XIX centyry and continued during the whole XX century, when the possibilities of land agricultural exploitation became inadequate to satisfy the necessities of the increasing population. The emigrants are often remembered in the main villages with inscriptions and monuments, which testify admiration and regret, thankfulness and melancholy.

 

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Uploaded on April 17, 2006