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this interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Luigi DiTrapano was born in Italy but moved to the United States in 1905. In this interview, he discusses his family, wine making, immigrating to the U.S., his employment with the railroad and the coal mines. learning to speak English, his decision not to join labor unions, mine wars with the coal companies, his business experiences in a general merchandise store, and his experiences in the army.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-210.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-210, Huntington, WV.
Library of Congress Subjects
DiTrapano, Lugi, 1889- -- Autobiography.
Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia -- Oral histories.
Coal mines -- West Virginia -- Oral histories.
Labor unions -- West Virginia -- Oral histories.