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  • Tags: Little Italy

Invoice from Sortino Bros. wholesale fruits and vegetables to Carl Laggzza. Located in Omaha.

Photographs of Biaggio Laguzza (1887-1983) and Salvatore Laguzza (1894-1915) with biographical information.

Certificate of Naturalization for Angela Brogna, from August 17, 1942. Former nationality was Italian. Angela was 56.

A story by Maggie Tunning in The Encounter Magazine from the September/October 2008 issue. It discusses Little Italy in Omaha, its history and its future.

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In the late 1890s, Chuck's great-grandparents came from Carlentini. They worked as bakers in the Little Italy community in Omaha.

The woman featured in the photograph was the one who raised the money in order to fund the statue of Santa Lucia, used for the Santa Lucia Festival in the early 1920s. The statue is kept in the Santa Lucia Catholic Church.

Dark liquid (presumably alcohol) in a glass jar. Mike Fisk found it while digging in Omaha. Unknown if it is from the Prohibition era.
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