This document is a transcript of an interview with John Bertoldi. It does not match the original audio word-for-word, but it is a fairly accurate transcript of the entire interview. Topics include where his family came from in Italy, why they came to the United States, education, the family grocery business, the history of the other side of his family in Belgium, holidays, mining, childhood games, traditional food, relationships between different ethnic groups, and transportation.
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