DECEMBER 2001 - Heritage Ezine - Year II, No. 12
Between Torricella Peligna and Montenerodomo, against an astounding natural scenery at over 3000 ft above sea level just below the great mother mountain, lies the ancient Roman town of Juvanum.
The Barile/Barrile family, originating from the Great Marsi Counts, powerful in the areas of Casentino and Monteodorisio up to the late 1300, were later an important family in the Kingdom of Naples.
"The Bloody Christmas Tree" a moving story dated 1918 about war and suffering found among the copper mines of Wyoming. Courtesy of Clara Cortese.
Up along the North-Eastern side of the Majella, an easy walk to visit the fine hermitages of Santo Spirito. With its gentle slopes, forested valleys, wealth of streams and springs, the Majella certainly is the sacred mountain of Abruzzo.
The history and traditions of the "Befana", the benevolent old fairy fading away, year after year, obscured by the fat red-dressed servant of consumerism
The "Polenta", traditions, recipes and memories of this traditional, wintertime dish of togetherness...
All the Capofuochi in the Catasto of Celano, delivered to Naples in the year 1753.
All the "CapoFuochi" in the Catasto Onciario of Barete, Year 1753. (p.30)
Marriages Torricella Sicura 1882-1884.
Births Manoppello 1851.
Births Civitella Messer Raimondo 1817
Marriages Ateleta 1810 - 1818
All the "CapoFuochi" with age and profession in the Catasto Onciario of Barrea, Year 1753.
All the "CapoFuochi" with age and profession in the Catasto Onciario of Gessopalena.
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