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Organ grinder Guisseppe Boscio and his Capuchin monkey Giorgio
performing at the first Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg
Organ grinder Guisseppe Boscio and his Capuchin monkey Giorgio
performing at the first Italian Heritage Festival in Clarksburg


The first West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival began on August 31, 1979, in Clarksburg.

Learn more:
"Festival Crowds Surprise Officials"
"First Italian Immigrants Here Being Honored During Festival"
"Thousands To See Italian Heritage Festival Parade Today"
"80,000 Visit Festival; To Close Today"


On This Day in West Virginia History: August