Angelo Toppano describes east Coleman, or "Bushtown", where he lived
when he first arrived in 1913.
A common method of populating a mining boom town was by word of
mouth, by letting your paesani and relatives know of work
opportunities where you were. Mr. Toppano discusses how the
Italian population of Coleman grew.
Angelo Toppano describes the Italian Lodge (Italian Mutual Benevolent Association)
in Coleman; its roles, how it functioned, its history, its
associations, its demise.
The Italian Lodge
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