This document is an exact transcript of a 1980 interview with David Spelgatti. Topics include the family background in Italy, mining, the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company, Italian American societies, local Negaunee politics, learning Italian, and his experiences in the seminary and deciding to become a priest.
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