The ship rolled and the man awoke rubbing the sleep from his eyes.
Coming to America
“Coming to America: The Italian immigrant experience in Madera” has been written by Bill Coate and will soon be released in a paperback edition. The abridged edition will appear in the Tribune on Fridays. The book is the result of 2 and 1/2 years of research by Coate and a steering committee of descendants of some of Madera’s Italian immigrants. (Jan. 13, 2012)
At the turn of the 20th century, Italians were migrating to the United States by the thousands.
At least one thing is true of all Maderans. In fact, this one thing is true of all Californians.