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Imported Macaroni & Olive Oil circa 1911

By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer In 1911 Thomas Monico and A. E. Alles incorporated an import and wholesale business known as “Monico & Alles Co.” Located at 802-804 South Mill Street (corner of Division Street), they were the only company in New Castle at the time which did a …

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Italian Athletic Association WWI Soldiers

By Betty Hoover DiRisio LCHS Volunteer In 1899, the New Castle Italian Athletic Association/Club was originally formed as a baseball organization. But in 1917, when President Wilson made the plea for volunteers to enter World War I, the organization stepped up to quickly answer the call. Twelve days later 27 …

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