Coming to America - Pasquini

Jul 03, 2014 1413

With an unbridled determination and little grasp of the English language, the equivalent of a fourth-grade education and $30, three Pasquini brothers — Domenico, Antonio and Ludwig, all in their teens — left their native Sassoferrato, Italy, in 1917 to discover a better way of life: The American Dream in a land of opportunity.

Their voyage to America would be lengthy and physically challenging on the steamship Rochambeau. Packed with little clothing and a few treasured family possessions stuffed in an old trunk, they discussed how each of them would earn their way to success and financial independence.

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