This document contains a summary and a transcript of an interview with Silvio DePaoli. Topics include the Dukes of Abruzzi lodge, mining, where Italians in Caspian, Michigan came from in Italy, entertainment, the Depression, the Works Progress Administration, violence, discrimination, the Ku Klux Klan, the labor movement, bootlegging, food and wine, and becoming citizens.
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