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On August 15, 1904, at age twenty-six, Salvatore Placente, after completing his medicals at Ellis Island, moved into a tenement building at 31 Hamilton Street. Two weeks earlier, he had left from Militello in Val di Catania, a rural village in Eastern Sicily, in search of seasonal work in New York. In the Lung Block, he joined Antonino Raimondo, a distant relative from the nearby Catania.[1] Since there are no earlier reports of Militellesi in New York, one can speculate upon his role in setting in motion the chain migration that brought a flock of his fellow villagers to the Lung Block in the following decades.


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