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Year of the Coal Miner September 2003 - 2004

Gus relates how his father, Giuseppe, came out West, and about his early years in Edmonton before Gus was born. 

To Edmonton
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Both Gus's father, Guiseppe, and mother, Teresa, worked for the Canadian National Railways - Guiseppe as foreman, Teresa as cook.  Guiseppe and Frank Romeo gave many fellow Italians their first start in the new country.

Working on the Railroad
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Gus Lavorato remembers Victor Losa sending him Italian books because he was studying Italian during his high school years in the Coal Branch area of Alberta.

High School Years
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