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Camillo Bridarolli came to Canada in 1924 because he wanted to get away from the political situation in Italy.  He came to Lethbridge because he had an uncle living there.  Unemployment was high and the only work he could get was in the coal mines. Despite never having worked at it before, coal-mining became a large part of his life;  he worked at Coalhurst and a number of other mines in the area and even owned and operated his own mine.  In 1944 he sold out to his partner in order to move to Lethbridge for the sake of his children's education.

The interview was conducted by Giancarlo Grelli for the Dante Alighieri Oral History Project in 1973.

This oral history project was initiated by Sabatino Roncucci, a founder of the Dante Alighieri Society, for the purpose of documenting immigration history so that it could be shared not only with the Italian community but also the community at large.

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