Heritage

Prohibition devastated the wine industry in California, a sector that Italian immigrants had played an integral role in developing. A handful of vintners, including Santo Cambianca, who had established a winery in Lincoln Heights in 1917, survived by manufacturing grape …

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The foot races of the Garibaldina Mutual Benefit Society, often organized for charitable purposes, commenced in front of the Italian Hall, the Society’s headquarters, on North Main Street in little Italy. This particular race, which took place circa 1917, captures …

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È la notte tra il 9 e il 10 luglio del 1943. Prima l’effetto a sorpresa ottenuto con un’operazione di depistaggio messa in atto dagli inglesi che sguarnisce le difese tedesche, poi l’attacco all’Europa nazifascista: in appena 39 giorni la …

One of the leading automobile dealerships in Southern California today, Bozzani Motors debuted in 1911 as a modest bicycle shop located at 632 North Main Street, next door to the Italian Hall. An advance in capital allowed brothers Amerigo, Joe, …

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The Main Street portion of the Italian Hall contained three commercial stores including an Italian tailor’s shop, a saloon, a hardware store and later, a billiard parlor and bicycle shop. In the early 1900s, the Italian Hall’s saloon, owned by …

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Un portico lungo 30 metri è riemerso dalla terra negli scavi di Ossaia, frazione di Cortona. Questo ed altri elementi sono ritornati alla luce durante le ultime opere di scavo fatte dagli universitari di Alberta, Canada, guidati da Elena Fracchia …

Born in New York City in 1905 to Domenico and Palmina LaBarba, Gold Medal Olympian Fidel LaBarba was raised in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little Italy where he sold newspapers for the Los Angeles Express and learned to fight …

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Durante la seconda decade del 1900, l’Italia fu coinvolta nella Prima Guerra Mondiale quando l’Austria, che aveva impellente necessità d’uno sfocio sull’Adriatico, continuava ad esercitare con violenza la sua oppressione sulla italianissima città di Trieste.   Per cinque secoli Trieste …

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During the late teens and into the 1920s, Italians began settling in Lincoln Heights, a neighborhood east of downtown and considered the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles. Once home to the city’s wealthiest residents some of whose stately Victorian mansions …

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  ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES TO PRESENT CONFERENCE ON HISTORY OF  ITALIANS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LIVE PERFORMANCE BY MUSICANTICA AND YOUTH WORKSHOPS    (Los Angeles, CA) An Italian American judge is responsible for banning the Ku Klux Klan in California. …

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