This transcript of an interview with Michael DeFant is not exact, but it is fairly close. Topics include where his family came from in Italy, why they moved to the United States, mining, farming, the history of Tyrol, music, theater, food and wine, World War I, holidays, moonshine, lodges, prejudice, Mussolini, school, and bocce ball.
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