Sanzotti family serves up its cultural legacy through recipes

May 26, 2023 347

Butler, Pennsylvania, is a long way from Italy. After a vast earthquake destroyed Reggio Calabria on Dec. 28, 1908, Vincenzo Sanzotti decided to leave his home in Italy and find employment elsewhere.

American steamship companies advertised free transportation to America for workers needed in the coal mines. Vincenzo left Calabria and arrived in the United States on May 14, 1910, on the steamer, Lombardia.

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