By Sebastian Saenz AND Eli Boehm
They left the country of Italy because it was to crowed and to many people. They also left Italy because the wages were low and there were limited education. Italians wanted to work in growing industries and to earn more money. They settled in Kansas because many coal mines surrounded the city of Pittsburg. Lastly they wanted better working conditions.
They came in 1874 when the first coal mine opened in Pittsburg city Crawford country and that is why they settled in Kansas.