Antonio and Rose Ruggiero

Jul 17, 2015 877

During the 1950s and 1960s, W. 69th Street, north of Detroit, was mostly an Italian neighborhood. Right after WWII, a new wave of Italian immigrants came to the U.S. escaping from the horrors of poverty and the desolation that brought the end of the war.

Some other neighbors came before the war, and helped to welcome new immigrants. The street became a little piece of Italy where neighbors interacted with each other, where the aroma of fresh tomato sauce surrounded the atmosphere, and where values and memories of Italy were nourished in their hearts.

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