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Press Democrat--Petaluma Section

posted Aug 15, 2011, 5:11 PM by Vincenza Scarpaci   [ updated Sep 2, 2011, 5:09 PM ]
July 16, 2011

The Italian-American experience is not just about high profile entertainers, athletes, winemakers and crime celebrities. It's about regular folk doing ordinary tasks well.

Which is why former Petaluman Vincenza Scarpaci has made it her quest to invigorate interest in where Italian-American families came from and how they contributed to their adopted country.

“My work is dedicated to the toil and labor of those who built America,” Scarpaci said after a recent lecture at the Sonoma County Museum. She was promoting her latest book, “The Journey of the Italians in America,” which includes photos of two Sonoma County families.

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