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‘We shall not stay long’

During the 19th century people left Switzerland’s Italian-speaking canton of Ticino for a better life abroad. Large numbers went to Australia, the United States and Britain.

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Land of emigranti

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Journey into the unknown

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New world

United States

It was a Swiss-German settler, John Sutter, who is credited with setting off the California gold rush of 1849. But it was not only the gold rush ...

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