Around the turn of the 19th Century, 26 of the 27 ranches on the Carson River between Dayton and Weeks (south of Silver Springs) were owned by Italians. Many of these hardworking Italian immigrants had first been attracted to the silver and gold strikes and they settled in the upper Comstock towns. One such family, the Pedroli/Quilici family settle...

Italy often gets short shrift in popular English-language histories about World War II, with the fighting in the country shrugged off as a sideshow to the Battle of Britain and the invasion of France. Caroline Moorehead takes advantage of this relative gap in the literature with the moving “A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy Fr...

Sfogliando le pagine di vecchi libri appaiono a volte personaggi ormai dimenticati, le cui vicende terrene sono state sepolte dall’oblio del tempo e come dice un antico proverbio: nessuno è profeta in patria, nessuno in patria ha il giusto riconoscimento, il giusto merito per quello che ha fatto! Questo detto vale molto spesso per la patria natale...

“We would not be who we are today without the grit and grind our ancestors endured,” says Sarah Campise Hallier, whose story we’re featuring on this month’s episode of our Back to Your Italian Roots series. Along with her mother and siblings, Sarah traveled to her ancestral town, tiny Poggioreale in western Sicily, for the first time last autumn....

In libreria dal 3 febbraio 2020. Sono diverse le pubblicazioni che negli anni hanno trattato la storia degli italoamericani, ma ciò che rende innovativa la Storia degli italoamericani di William J. Connell e Stanislao G. Pugliese – la cui edizione italiana è curata da Maddalena Tirabassi – è la scelta di raccontare una storia di lungo periodo. Part...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Finding the Mother Lode a film by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien documents the experiences of Italian immigrants in California. Italians first settled en masse in California during the Gold Rush. While few m...

Once up on a time, you could get all of your prescriptions filled and all of your drug store necessities right on Main Street in South Medford. There was Yale Drug Store and Harvard Drug Store. Yale Drug, in its original location, had a Bunsen burner in the window. “People would tend to use one drug store or the other, not both,” says Nancy Chito....

Madame Luisa Tetrazzini, an opera singer so famous that a gourmet dish was named after her, claimed to be captivated by the wintertime charms of Spokane. The “world’s most famous coloratura soprano” was driven around Spokane on a sunny day and stopped to watch young people skating at Cannon Hill and Manito parks, The Spokesman-Review reported. “It...

When I think about where my family was 100 years ago, the first thing I feel is grateful. Although not much is known about their history before emigrating, I know the journey was hard and full of sacrifice. Here is that journey. In the winter of 1914, my great-grandfather emigrated to the United States. He settled in Buffalo, became a farmhand and...

In the first part of this article, we presented five curious and little known facts about the history of Italy and its people: from ancient Rome and its soldiers, to the tragic end of Pompeii, up to the times of the unification of Italy, we’ve discovered a bunch of interesting things on this country we all love.  But I had so much fun preparing the...