New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Joseph Vaccaro, born in Contessa Entellina, Sicily (my own ancestors' stompin' grounds) moved with his parents

Standard Fruit and Steamship Company.

Thus was born the firm of Vaccaro Bruddas which later became the Standard Fruit and Steamship Company, owners of large banana plantations in Central America.

Contessa Entellina, Palermo Province--That's where our Great Grandparents came from. Their surname was Latino. Here's a website that gives a bit of information about the area: http://www.gctechgroup.com/leita/lrs2.htm