Italians of Newport and Northern Kentucky

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This volume tells the story of the wonderful Italian people who immigrated to Northern Kentucky, settling in Newport, Covington, Clifton (Spaghetti Knob), and Cote Brilliante. Their history is preserved in images of families, weddings, military heroes, businesses, and holy ceremonies. They worshipped at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, found jobs at Newport Rolling Mill and tailor shops, opened their own businesses, and served in World War I and World War II. All along, they kept memories of Italy alive in their kitchens and gardens. Readers will gain an appreciation for the positive influences these Italian Americans had on Northern Kentucky.
ISBN: 9780738544304
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Born 12 years apart, coauthors and siblings Pamela Ciafardini Casebolt and Philip G. Ciafardini grew up on Spaghetti Knob in South Newport. Their childhood memories of the people on “The Hill” and the Italian community inspired this book. Pam worked 28 years at Cincinnati Bell Telephone, retiring in April 2001. Phil retired in November 2005 after serving the City of Newport for 22 years, with the last seven years as city manager. Both serve the community through various organizations and promote their Italian heritage as members of the Newport Italianfest Committee, which organizes the activities for the four-day event. In 2006, the festival concluded its 15th year.
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