The women discuss the life of their father, Mike Tassin. Their father moved to Ishpeming, MI because he heard of the excellent hunting and fishing. He was involved with the local politics and was an advocate for other Italian immigrants seeking citizenship. Other members of their family practiced medicine, they give an account of different remedies that were used in the early 1900’s. Additionally, they describe traditional Italian practices and meal preparations. Recorded in Mary Manzoline home in Ishpeming, MI by Dr. Russell M. Magnaghi.
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