History buffs race to preserve last remnants of rare French dialect in Missouri mine country

  • by: ALAN SCHER ZAGIER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2014 - 9:40 AM

OLD MINES, Mo. — A small circle of history researchers is racing to capture the last remnants of a little-known French dialect that endures in some old Missouri mining towns before the few remaining native speakers succumb to old age.

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