Anthony L. Sarcone – a Real “American Citizen”
Luigi Jacopetti – Des Moines’ Italian Pioneer
Iowa’s Christopher Columbus Monument
Dedication of Columbus Park in Des Moines
The History of the Vittoria Lodge
The History of the Society of Italian Americans
Old St. Mary’s Church in Des Moines
I was excited to come across this website. I was born (at home) in Des Moines, Iowa in 1940. My parents were Vito Nicola Cinquepalmi and Antoinetta (Gallo) Cinquepalmi. We lived right across the street from St. Mary’s Church. I went to school at the three room structure that Fr. Dominick Webber maintained. The nuns taught me responses in Latin to the Tridentine Mass which I served as a very young boy. My family was friends with the Comito, Piagantini, Hornbustle, Scalese families (as well as others). My father worked for the Rock Island Railroad and used to walk to/from work every day. I have a photo of myself with Jodie Comito, Lalo Piagantine and others when we made our first Holy Communion at St. Mary’s Church. Father Dominick is also in the photo which I would like to share with you. Please advise where to send it. Thank you.
5024 Circle Ct. #1009
Crestwood, Illinois 60445
We find we are missing the following issues of IACC Newsletter:
v. 26 no. 9
v. 24 no. 5
Kindly send them to my attention so that our patrons may have the benefit of a full-run of your serial.
Senior Director of the Library and Collections
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Collecting and Sharing the Stories of Pennsylvania
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