Ethnic clubs are fading into Beaver County's past

Feb 27, 2015 3925

By Tom Davidson

When Dominic "Hawk" Santia was a boy, he'd tag along with his father to Sons of Italy club meetings. His dad would buy him chips and a pop, and Santia would quietly take it all in.

The club in Aliquippa was like scores of others in Beaver County that were formed by the immigrants who settled here. They were havens of homogeneity in a world that was anything but because of the bustling times that heralded the height of the Steel Age.

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