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Anthony (Tony) Brunello, Cesaria Canelia, William Vittone, and Reina Vittone Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project)

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  • 1982-08-22



Brunello discusses his grandfather, Luigi, who was the first to come to the United States. He bought land and built a house and barn. Brunello's father and two uncles also came over. He talks about growing up and other Italians who lived in the area. An interesting topic discussed is skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, which was introduced by Finnish immigrants. Prior to this, the Italians did not know about these modes of transportation in the snow. Cesaria Canelia and William and Reina Vittone also contribute. Interview conducted by Russell Magnaghi. Recorded at Hurley, Wisconsin.

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Permission to publish Tony Brunello Interview (Part of the Italian American Oral History Project), must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.


1 item (1 sound file (64 min.))

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Existence and Location of Originals

MSS-202, Italian American Oral History Project


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Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

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