1949 Photo of Solidarity Drive to Purchase Snowplow (Lo Spazzaneve) for Capracotta

The drive to purchase a modern snowplow (spazzaneve) for Capracotta involved communities from several US states and close cooperation with Italy. Here is Burlington, New Jersey resident Jack DiRienzo’s note (on reverse of photo) to Paquale DiTanna in Youngstown, Ohio, describing the solidarity effort. To enlarge click on each.

Click here to read about Frank Sinatra’s Jersey City appearance at the last fund drive for the snowplow.

Click here to see a 1950 Italian Newsreel “American-Italian Solidarity: A Snowplow for Capracotta.”

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