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Mario Grassi

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In 1910, upon his arrival at the train station in Calgary, Mario Grassi was met with a surprise! 

An Amusing Incident
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Mario Grassi describes some of the functions of the Italian Club in Calgary c.1918, and the relationships between Italians and other groups.

Giovanni Caboto Lodge #8
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Mario Grassi describes the different experience and attitude of the post WWII era immigrants to that of his era (1910).

"When I Was Your Age..."
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Mr. Grassi describes some coercion by fascist elements in Calgary prior to WWII.  He vehemently denied being a fascist; he was a "Canadian".

The Fascist "Disease"
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