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Mamie Meardi came to North America from Pesaro in the Marche region of Italy in 1929,  when she was 14 years old. Her father was already working in the mine camp in Cadomin, and shortly after she arrived, they moved out to their homestead at Hylo. Her father was the postmaster and Mamie was his assistant until she got married. Mrs. Meardi did alright during the depression since her husband was a foreman making about $100.00 per month. She had wanted to return to Italy by the time she was 30 years old, but never did.

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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