Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
At the turn of the 20th century, Italian immigrants flooded into America in search of a better life. They established enclaves in most major cities. “Little Italy’s” sprang up in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and most major immigrant destinations. They gave Italians a taste of the old country. Restaurants, shops and grocery stores dotted the landscape. Non-Italians came to visit, intrigued by the pastas hanging in the windows, the home made sausage spiraling down from the ceilings and by the hospitality of the shopkeepers.
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