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Modugno and Fusano families of San Fernando, circa 1918. The families were olive growers, owned a cannery and made olive oil. Christopher Fusano and Pasqule Modugno came to the Valley in 1906 from Bari, Italy. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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