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by Vito Pileggi

148 pages 8.25 x 8.25 inches

Trade papaerback, black & white

Stayton, Oregon author Vito Pileggi shares stories and photos of his ancestors, giving insight into the way of life in the Pacific Northwest about 100 years ago. Includes 37 photos; plus family-tree charts and documents.

“Could we survive what our forefathers had to endure if we were suddenly transported back 100 years in time? I very much doubt it. We couldn't cope without our modern everyday conveniences: electricity, warm water, clean clothing, shoes, television, radio, instant communications, automobiles and medications. We'd pray, and pray often, to return to our soft comfortable existence.

As you read this book, give some thought about the day-in and day-out difficulties faced by our parents, grandparents, and those before them. Think about the loneliness, heartbreak, and despair they must have suffered. And think about how lucky we are to have all that we have. The stories you are about to read were assembled from tales related by members of the family while they were alive, some of them supplemented by documentation and writings. They might not be absolute Gospel but I have no reason to believe that they’re not true either.”

—Vito Pileggi