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Name Italians - Mendocino

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Image of Books - 2006-1-309

Books - 2006-1-309

The story begins with two Italian immigrants, Pietro Piccolotto from Carpano, Trevisa and Rosa Vagliana from Porto, making their way through Ellis Island, New York and meeting in Fort Bragg, California. They sought a better life for themselves and an education for their future children. The two married, Piccolotto became Piccolotti, children were born and the family worked a ranch up Big River in Mendocino. This book is the story of Alice Piccolotti Ivec, the youngest of eight children, growing up on the Piccolotti Ranch during the Depression and life on the Mendocino Coast before and after World War II.

Image of People - 2004-01-08

People - 2004-01-08

Raffaelo Paoli came to Mendocino from Lucca, Italy around 1900, joining his two brothers, Ansano and Ottavito, to work in the woods. Not long afterward, Raffaelo sent for his wife, Emelia, and their two sons. When Raffaelo got a job with the Mendocino Lumber Company, the family moved to the camp on the flats of Big River where their daughter, Minnie, was born. In 1913, Raffaelo bought a hotel on Ukiah Street, operating it until 1941. It was there that Minnie's daughter, Dolly, was born and spent her childhood. In this Sunday Afternoon program, Minnie, age 95, and her daughter, Dolly, talk about winemaking, prohibition, music and the relocation of Mendocino's Italian residents during WWII. T

People - 2006-34-01

Photograph of the Canclini and Reginelli Family in front of a wooden house. This photograph was probably taken in 1917 but the date is uncertain. L to R: Hugo Canclini, Pierina Canclini Paolini, Gildo Canclini (with pipe), Gildo Reginelli (in front), Robert Reginelli (with vest), Robert Reginelli Jr. (in front), Peter Canclini (Grandpa)

Image of People - 2007-03-436

People - 2007-03-436

A collection of 10 photographs of Dick and Dora Cecchi, owners of "Dick's Place" a bar on Main Street In Mendocino. Dick's Place was named for Ricardo "Dick" Cecchi who immigrated from Italy with his father in 1904. He spent 20 years working in various logging camps in the Mendocino area. He met his wife Dora at the Irmulco camp and married her three months later in 1921. As the logging business began to dwindle with the Depression, Dick Cecchi chose this time to begin a new business. Dick opened a liquor store on Main Street in 1934 and purchased the bar building and house next to the liquor store in 1937. Dick's Place can still be found on Main Street in Mendocino.

Image of People - 2007-03-1345-13

People - 2007-03-1345-13

Dick Cecchi behind his bar at "Dick's Place". Identified people are L - R: Herman Figaro, Irene Cecchi, Dick Cecchi and Little Pedro. Dick's Place was named for Ricardo "Dick" Cecchi who immigrated from Italy with his father in 1904. He spent 20 years working in various logging camps in the Mendocino area. He met his wife Dora at the Irmulco camp and married her three months later in 1921. As the logging business began to dwindle with the Depression, Dick Cecchi chose this time to begin a new business. Dick opened a liquor store on Main Street in 1934 and purchased the bar building and house next to the liquor store in 1937. Dick's Place can still be found on Main Street in Mendocino.